Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Fall Of The House of Trump - A Political Reality Show For The Ages

Good Day World!

Please be seated as I bring you up to date on the latest episode of The Fall Of The House of Trump, a reality show about corruption.

When we checked in last time Hope Hicks (one of Trump's favorite ass-kissers) broke down in tears explaining to the White House staff why she was suddenly leaving them.

Veteran viewers of the show knew that Hicks didn't really leave to pursue a new career - she left under fire from WH chief-of-staff, John Kelly.

It also might have been something to do with her admission  of "telling white lies," to benefit Trump. Mueller probably took exception to the lying part. 

We'll all have to stay tuned on that issue. I suspect we'll hear more down the road.

Here's another heads up moment: Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic advisor, is leaving because Donny won't listen to him about not having trade tariffs that could lead to a trade war. 

Meanwhile, we're witnessing a new mini-drama by another Trump kiss-ass of long standing - Kellyanne Conway! She violated the Hatch Act on two occasions.

The US Office of Special Counsel made the announcement yesterday. 

So what will be Conway's fate? Will Kelly boot her ass out?

If history is an indicator, nothing will happen to Conway. The results of this investigation will go to Trump to make a decision on.
The counsel's recommendation for a severe penalty will end up in the round files. Trump will praise her. And that, will be that.

You have to admit, it does makes for some good reality TV.

Just look at some of the spinoffs:

The Jared and Ivanka Real Estate Winners special presentation featuring underhanded dealing with bankers and foreign entities.

This touching tale also has scenes of Jared being dominated by Ivanka, who forces him to give her a pedicure.

The Wacky World of Eric and Don Jr., was a two-part series featuring the 21st century version of Bevis and Butthead, Eric and Don Jr. Trump's adventures. 

Forbidden Romance, a movie starring Hope Hicks and Rob Porter's short, but adventurous relationship, and how they experienced multiple "Mile-High Club" moments in Air Force One.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Some Things Will Always Remain a Mystery

Good Day World!

Despite reports over the years about what happened to Amelia Earhart 81 years-ago, no one really knows what her fate was.

It's, in all probability, a mystery that will never be solved.

A modern mystery has sprung up in Cuba, where the American diplomatic staff has been suffering symptoms resembling brain trauma.

A mysterious noise is said to be the problem. The Cuban government denies any wrong-doing (of course) and American experts are baffled.

One low tech possibility was advanced by the Cubans who suggested the noise the Americans were hearing was humming Jamaican field crickets. Not Cuban crickets, mind you!

It's a mystery to me how Trump ever got elected president. Politic pundits have offered a dozen reasons why we're stuck with this wanna-be dictator with a poor hairpiece. But no one really knows how the unthinkable took place.

Moving on...

You couldn't pay me to sleep in a transparent capsule hanging off the side of a Peruvian mountain, but some people think it's a cool idea and are willing to pay $400 a night to do it. That's a mystery to me.

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Fifty-five years ago President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. To this day no one knows the whole story behind his murder. It'll forever remain a mystery, and popular conspiracy story.

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I'll always be mystified that my wife has stayed with me 43- years. That's above and beyond, the call of duty!

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More Mysteries:

Why are so many people racist?

What makes people "haters?"

Why can't dogs live as long as humans?

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, March 5, 2018

Is God Punishing John Kelly? You Decide

Good Day World!

I'm roasting a bowl, and having my favorite roasted coffee this morning.

May yours be as pleasant.

I haven't scanned any headlines yet in search of current topics to opinionate about.

Before you start cheering, that doesn't mean I'm going to start chanting Kumbaya and not opine about something. 

Take John Kelly, Trump's feckless chief-of-staff...

He had a light - dare I say it? Kumbaya moment - while being interviewed last week. Basically, he said he missed his old job, and good friends, in the Department of Homeland Security.

You can even say he was full of nostalgia over his old job as Secretary of the agency. At one point he let his guard down - or had a divine vision - and said God was punishing him by making him Trump's #1 whipping boy.

Kelly may be a hypocrite, and liar (both qualifications to work for Trump), but for just a moment he was a sad old man in between a rock-and-a-hard place.

It's hard to explain. I know underneath Kelly, and other dedicated Trumpies fa├žade, there lie human beings who have signed a pact with the orange devil.

As more Trumpies become disillusioned with Trump's tantrums and the chaos in the White House, there should be re-habilitation centers available for treating their addiction to Donny.

I see Trump, and his witless base, as a virus that needs  treated for the safety of the nation. 

I also think the Republicans in Congress should be tried for crimes of conspiracy against the country after Trump is locked up for conspiring with Russia in the 2016 election, and Obstruction of Justice.

Just saying...

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Moments of Stupidity Showcased This Sunday

Good Day World!

We all know that stupidity stalks our society like a pissed-off honey badger.

There's idiots everywhere we turn.

There should be a Hall of Shame for Stupid People. There isn't however, to the best of my knowledge. Here's a few recent examples:

In Arizona last week, two people were running from the law and ran smack dab into the parking lot of the local police precinct - a large, well lit, sign clearly stated "Peoria Police." 

The clueless couple then hopped a fence which landed them in a secure area of the department, where several officers were in training at that moment! Oops!

They were both charged with multiple felony counts.

Stupidity finds a home when it comes to our politicians. The stupid/pedophile contingent in Kentucky's state senate stopped a bill that would make it illegal to wed girls at 13 years-old.

 Known as the Child Bride Bill, Senate Bill 48, (outlaw child marriage) was pulled off the agenda hours before a scheduled vote Friday.

It's the second time in a week the bill has been stalled. Kentucky has the 3rd highest rate of child-marriages (Texas is 1st, and Florida comes in 2nd) in the nation.

It's more than apparent, there are some stupid people - with clout - in Kentucky's Senate. Anywhere else in the nation it would be called a rape.

When it comes to stupid, Trump leads the way. Just check his daily comments.

He recently got mad - issuing a tweetstorm - at actor Alex Baldwin (who imitates him on SNL), while Putin ratcheted up a new Cold War on the same day as Trumps Baldwin tweet; bragging about nukes that could hit our mainland at any time.

That should be enough for today. I came not to salute stupidity, but to share it's pervasiveness in our world.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Saturday, March 3, 2018

What Are You Doing This Saturday?

Good Day World!

My plans for today are remarkably simple. 

Read. Write. And, watch The Lakers play the Spurs.

How about you?

I wonder what Jared Kushner and wifey Ivanka are doing today? It's looking a lot like the Fall of the House of Kushner with the scandals surrounding that crooked couple.

I'm sure Trump will be tweeting like a big blue, angry bird, about something today. He's always looking for a fight.

His clever move to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel - without consulting ANYONE - sent the stock market spiraling downward. 

I bet Republican lawmakers are having meltdowns today after trying to keep up with Trump's waffling on gun control. I wouldn't be surprised if some stayed in bed most of the day.

Of course, we have to remember that a lot of people work on Saturday. It's not a guaranteed day of rest in our society.

Whatever you're doing today - make it a good one!

Time for me to walk on down the road...














Friday, March 2, 2018

Trump Laments, 'I Could Have Been A Peace Prize Recepient'

Donald Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize...in his head!

                                        Good Day World!

The remaining White House staffers (after the latest purge) are saying Trump is broken-hearted that his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize was invalidated yesterday.

This year's committee in Norway announced that a forged nomination had been received for Donald Trump. Police in Oslo were contacted, and are currently investigating the case.

Does this sound vaguely familiar? Who would do such a thing?

Anyone with knowledge of Donny's past adventures, and his ego-driven need to be in the spotlight, may recall when he use to call up newspapers and pretend to be his own publicist.

It became a joke in newsrooms when one reporter figured out it was actually Donny calling to sing his own praises! Lol!

Shameless promotion. All the great con men have that trait. No doubt Trump needed some good news. As usual, the White House is in chaos, and Trump's enemies are closing in on him.


Trump aimed too high for a diversion to the negative narratives yapping at his heels like rabid dogs.

He thought he could fool the committee...like he's managed to do with millions of people who believe he's looking out for America's interests.

Foiled again.

He also better hope the Oslo police don't have enough resources to trace him down!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

I'm Shocked: Trump Sounded 'Almost' Presidential at Gun Control Meeting

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                              Good Day World!

I'm about to eat crow.

Anyone who has ever visited this blog knows that I loath Trump. That hasn't changed.

But, I saw something yesterday that stunned me...Trump was actually acting presidential (he does after all belong to the actor's guild) before a bipartisan gathering on gun safety with Congressional lawmakers at the White House.

His stunning ignorance on the subject wasn't nearly as surprising as the stand he was taking about having to do something...anything to pass gun safety measures.

As hard as it is for me to believe, Trump may become the first president to enact gun safety laws since the early eighties!

You could have pushed me over with a feather when Trump said this about the NRA;

"They have great power over you people (referring to Congress). They have less power over me."
And...
Some lawmakers are "petrified of the NRA. You can't be petrified..."
Mind you, this is coming from the guy who got $30 million in donations from the NRA during his presidential campaign.
Trump praised the NRA, but said that he doesn't always agree with them.
When I got up from the floor, I steadied myself with one hand on the TV, and asked out loud...who is this guy?
Trump gave an academy award presentation on why gun safety laws have to be enacted now...not later. It gave me goose bumps.
I'm actually considering looking up old Apprentice shows to see if he's ever demonstrated the same capacity to sound...dare I say it?
Sane! Or, at least Oscar worthy.
When Trump warned the Republicans, "If you add concealed carry (reciprocity) to this, you'll never get it passed. We want to get something done," I almost swooned!
He also said he wanted it all done in one bill. Who would of guessed? 
You know what? It's five o'clock somewhere, and I need a drink.
Stay tuned.
Time for me to walk on down the road...



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Story Time: The Meat Ball Bandit and My Fiction Gets A Voice

Good Day World!

The Meat Ball Bandit didn't get very far. 

A Pennsylvania man called the police when someone stole a pot of meatballs out of his garage.

The caller was able to identify the thief, whose face and clothes were stained with spaghetti sauce, when he saw him standing in his front yard.

Apparently the Meat Ball Bandit was a neighbor. Not a very good one at that. He was held on a $25,000 dollar bail.

I have another blog
Return To As It Stands - that features flash fiction. My original stories aren't long, but they're memorable. Or, so I've been told.

I got a surprise request yesterday from Otis Jiry, who asked if he could narrate a recent story I wrote - Meth Man and The Serial Killer.

I was thrilled to give my okay. I've never heard someone narrate a story I wrote. My fiction now has a voice. Here it is.

Meanwhile, about Otis Jiry: You'll find him on YouTube - The Otis Jiry Channel

You'll also find him at this website - Scary Stories Told in the Dark.

The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, often whimsically referred to by his fans as "The White Morgan Freeman," and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

It's Tuesday: Make Fun of #RhetoricDay



Good Day World!


I'm glad you stopped by today, as I unfold the latest hot hashtag #RhetoricDay.

It's easy and anyone can play.

Just go through the news and find a politician whose spewing rhetoric like a raccoon with rabies!

I'll get it started for you. 

On the Parkland shooting Trump told a gathering of state governors, "You don't know until your tested but I think I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon and I think most of the people in this room would have done that too." 

Oh, where to start after hearing this bullshit? First off, Cadet Bonespurs was afraid to go into the Army, and got five deferments. 

What makes him think he has the balls now at 72 years-old, that he didn't have back in his youthful days? Trump would have run when he heard a shooting all right...but in the opposite direction!

As for a roomful of lifer politicians, whose main goal is to stay in office, can anyone really imagine one of those governors racing into an active shooter situation? Oh, hell no!

If humans could lay eggs like chickens, that group of political stalwarts would have laid enough eggs to make an enormous omelette the minute shots rang out!

How about the NRA?

The political arm of the NRA claims banning assault weapons is like racial discrimination!

If there was ever a worse apples-to-apples comparison given, I never heard it. Really? Getting rid of assault weapons is racial discrimination?

It doesn't even have the thinnest thread of truth to the claim, or make any sense at all.

By now, I'm sure you have the idea. Let's have fun with it, and share your rhetorical quote that begs to be laughed at.

Use the hashtag - #RhetoricDay 

Time for me to walk on down the road...



















Monday, February 26, 2018

Horse Not Cited For DUI, Toy Makers Gamble With Potty Playtime Products, Putrid Politics

Good Day World!

Here we are...it's a new week.

I'm curious to see what will happen to Louis Perez of Placentia, California, this week.

He was cited for being drunk while riding a horse on the 91 Freeway yesterday.

The good news was the horse wasn't cited, or impounded, and was allowed to go back to his stable while his master languished in jail.

Did you happen to hear about some of the latest hot toys in America? Bathroom humor currently reigns. That's right. Toy makers are counting on kids who want to play with #2!

Several quick examples:

One product, Flush Force comes with plastic toilets big enough to fit a whole line of poop monsters (with names).

Then there's Sticky The Poo, a delightful slime-like product that looks like crap and sticks to walls like the real thing when you throw it.

Does anyone remember the Garbage Pail Kids cards? How gross they were?

The 21st century version is Flush Frenzy, where players flush toilets and watch them explode with disgusting results.

Speaking of disgusting results...

The GOP response to the Parkland shootings qualifies as both disgusting and loathsome. Right-wingers have gone after the teenagers for daring to speak out, calling them "crisis actors."

Trump's stupid son, Don. Jr., "Liked" that fake story from The Gateway Pundit - a right-wing website devoted to conspiracies and fake news stories about liberals.

Have you noticed that Sarah Sanders has only conducted one White House Press briefing in the last ten days? There's been a couple of appearances from White House stooges taking limited questions. But Sarah has been MIA.

Did her conscience finally get the best of her? Is she done lying for Trump? Did a vision from God give her fair warning about going to the OTHER PLACE where most Republicans go?

Stay tuned. See you tomorrow.

Time for me to walk on down the road...








   



Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Cleanup: Getting Rid Of Last Weeks Trash

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The first piece of trash that needs to go to the dump today is (R) Rep. Claudia Tenney, whose vile rhetoric reached a new low when she claimed Democrats are more prone to be mass murderers.

Tenney is up for re-election. Let's hope the voters send her to the nearest landfill where she belongs.

When it comes to being trashy, Donald Trump Jr., is following closely in Daddy's footsteps. Here's what one Parkland survivor tweeted to Melania Trump:

"Hey @FLOTUS you say that your mission as First Lady is to stop cyber bullying," 14-year-old Lauren Hogg tweeted Friday.

"Well then, don't you think it would have been smart to have a convo with your step-son @DonaldJTrumpJr before he liked a post about a false conspiracy theory which in turn put a target on my back."

This latest stupid and insensitive tweet by our dictator's son earns him the biggest piece of trash-for-the-week award as we toss him into the nearest landfill.

I would have thrown Donny's chief-of-staff Kelly to the trash heap months ago, but the competition has just been too stiff.

It's his turn today however, as he waffles about giving Jared Kushner access to sensitive information without a full security clearance.

The hypocrite, and onetime general, issued orders to ALL White House Staff last Friday, regarding a security clearance crackdown.

But all the signs are pointing to Kelly ignoring his own order and making some kind of exception for Kushner. His praise for Kushner was vomit-worthy, when you consider how much he hates Jared and his wife Ivanka.

Trump told reporters Friday that it was Kelly's decision on what to do with Kushner. Then Trump praised Kushner's work.

That's enough for me. To the landfill with Donny's general!

I would add the NRA to today's dump run, but they're already at the landfill recruiting members with dog whistles like "They're going to take our guns away!" every time a gun safety law surfaces.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

CHAOS! McCarthy Loses Speakership

It was history. No House Speaker has ever been ousted until Kevin McCarthy was voted out of his job today. The weakest speaker of the house...