100% of 63%

“One-hundred percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration.” – Senate Minority Leader Mitch “The Turtle” McConnell

Think about this statement for a minute. There is nothing specific in it. Not stop Biden’s COVID-19 response. Not stop an economic recovery plan, or health care reform or a clean energy strategy. No, The Turtle wants to stop any and all agenda’s President Biden plans to put on the table. Period, without offering any alternatives.  

Now incase you missed it the key word here is “plans” because over the last four years The Former Guy, The Turtle, Ms. Lindsey Graham, and Kevin “My Prison Bitch” McCarthy didn’t have a plan. They didn’t have a plan for COVID-19, the economy, healthcare or the future sustainability of this planet. They talked a lot, cut a lot, spent a lot of time on Fox & Friends bitching and moaning about “socialist agendas”, but in four years they didn’t move the needle forward one inch for the vast majority of American’s and guess what our friends and neighbors recognize that today.

According to a new poll (Associated Press-NORC), President Biden has an overall 63 percent job approval rating. The poll found that 96 percent of Democrats, 62 percent of independents and 23 percent of Republicans surveyed approve of Biden’s work in his first three months in office. For context, once, just once, The Former Guy got a bigly 49 percent approval rating. His overall average for four years was 41 percent, the lowest of any other president. When The Former Guy left Washington with his tail between his leg as a one term, twice impeached loser he had a 34 percent approval rating. Honestly, the best thing that could happen to this country is for the Republican party to keep all their hopes and dreams hitched to this “star”.

The Repugnants have already telegraphed how they expect to win in the future, they are going to make it damn near impossible for black, brown and poor people to vote, basically Jim Crow 2.0. And as you would expect blood red states like Georgia, Florida and Texas are leading the charge.

In March, Georgia Governor Brian “May I have Another One Sir” Kemp signed a bill making these oh subtle changes to Georgia’s voting laws:

Ballots must be printed in black and white ink on security paper.

The cutoff date is now 11 days before a primary, general election or runoff election for mail-in ballot applications.

A deadline for the issuance of absentee ballots is now at least 25 days before a federal primary, general election or special election or 22 days before a municipal general election or primary.

A Georgia state driver’s license number, ID card number, date of birth and the last four digits of a social security number or another approved form of identification must be printed on the outside of an absentee ballot.

And the catchall, conditions for rejecting absentee ballots if “certain” (read whatever floats their boat) requirements are not met.

Who will these laws hurt? Working people. People whose employers won’t give them time off to go vote. People who have transportation issues. Poor people, black people and brown people, people who historically vote as Democrats. These laws were needed, according to the white, Republican politicians, to restore voter confidence in a state that counted and recounted the Presidential votes four times, The Former Guy lost all four times and a state where the only instance of voter fraud was on the Republican side.  

As The Turtle said, one-hundred percent of his focus is on stopping anything this new administration tries to accomplish for the American people. And how will they take back the Senate, the House, and the Presidency? Making it damn near impossible for a large and growing segment of our population to vote.    

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Facebook Silence

“Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. The People of our Country will not stand for it! These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.” – The Former Guy’s statement after his Facebook ban was upheld (5-5-21).

Where to start? How about here, “Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States”. I hate to bust the orange buffoons bubble, but he isn’t the President of the United States anymore. Now I realize in his demented, pea brain he might believe he still is because the election was “stolen from him”, but he knows the truth and the only reason he continues to perpetuate the “Big Lie” is because he is making money off of it.

And how about this one, “the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth”. Seriously, “the truth”? The Former Guy and his gang of inbreed dimwits have been unable to recognize let alone utter the truth their entire lives. As I have written before I spend little to no time following politics today because the man occupying the White House is a man of honor, hope, compassion and most importantly a man that speaks the truth.

“The People of our Country will not stand for it” really? I am a people of this Country and I couldn’t be more excited, and I am not even on Facebook. I think The Former Guy and the GOP are way over their skis on this one. They do not have the support of the “People of our Country” that they think or wish they had. Sure, maybe in Texas, or Florida, or any other red state where first cousins regularly marry each other but apparently they have forgotten this important point, The Former Guy got beat, he was a one term, twice impeached loser and the GOP lost the House, twice, and the Senate while he was watching television, playing golf and letting 500,000 Americans die from COVID.

“These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.” There is probably some subliminal, QAnon messaging in this sentence but how funny is it that the toothless king wants to exact some political price on Twitter and Facebook just because they won’t let him do what he wants to do? He started a riot. He endangered the lives of people including his Vice President. He attempted to overturn a free and fair national election by using the “corrupt social media companies”.

If 50% of the GOP had the balls of Liz Cheney, The Former Guy would be in prison for attempting to overthrow the government. He would be in prison for being a Russian asset. He would be in prison for profiting from his thankfully short time in office. Instead, 95% of the GOP still believe he is the rightful owner of the presidency and honestly, I hope they keep on believing it. While Kevin McCarthy, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham are giving The Former Guy a hand job down in Mar-a-Lago the rest of us are moving forward. Businesses are reopening, the economy is perking up, and there seems to be an overall sense of hopefulness that the train is back on the track.

As I have written before The Former Guy has spent his entire life living the words of W. C. Fields; “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.” He did not have a plan coming into the office other than to eliminate any and everything that Obama’s name was attached to it and he left just like he started, trying to sell a lie. I am glad he is gone. At this point he is just a bigger clown than he was before put on this earth to entertain most of us and deceive the rest. 

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When grownups are in charge

My kids are young adults, 30 and 27. They are both independent young ladies making their way in the world. But occasionally I still get a call to help them navigate a task that they both refer to as “adulting”. Buying new tires was a recent “adulting” task one wanted my help on. Renegotiating homeowners’ insurance was another.

Yes, they call me because I am their Dad but also because I have 60 years of “adulting” experience. Sometimes they just want my opinion, confirmation of a decision they have made. Other times my help in working through the available options. I understand why they do it because once upon a time I did it too, with my own parents and other close adults. It is comforting to know that you can lean on others who are willing to help and share their experience without them making you feel stupid or small. That’s what people do for each other, no emotion, no ego, just care and kindness.

Since The Former Guy (TFG) packed his Power Ranger lunch box and left Washington kicking and screaming I have felt a sense of calm and tranquility that I haven’t experienced in many years. Other than the local and national news, I don’t spend much time watching Rachel Maddow, or Chuck Todd anymore. It’s not that I don’t care but more I don’t need to be as concerned and the reason is simple, once again there are grownups in charge in Washington.

Now I would be lying if I didn’t admit to still creeping on TFG from time to time. The difference is now I do it out of morbid curiosity rather than genuine fright or concern. His relevance, his importance will continue to fade for the vast majority of Americans and who will still be hanging on are those that have figured out how to make a buck off him, and the 20% percent or so of the chain-smoking, toothless, white trash that view him as the second coming of Jesus Christ to fulfil the Ku Klux Klan’s prophecy of white Christian freedom and supremacy.

There isn’t any doubt we still have problems in this country a number of which were caused by TFG. But think for a minute, has Joe Biden said or done anything that embarrasses you? Has he made excuses or blamed other people for mistakes? Has he called anybody fat or ugly? The biggest difference between Joe Biden and TFG is this, it’s really simple, Joe Biden is working for us, this country, you and I. TFG was only interested in one thing himself, feeding his ego, and strutting around like a big, orange, swinging dick.

If we have learned anything about Joe Biden in his first 65 or so days it is this, Joe has a plan and Joe has surrounded himself with grown-ups to make sure his plans are executed, stay on track, and are completed. Can you imagine TFR attempting to get 100 million people vaccinated in 100 days? Hell, Joe did it in half that time and moved the goalpost to 200 million in 100 days. And what was TFG’s response to Joe’s incredible feat of 100 million people vaccinated; “I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful ‘shot’ for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all”. I don’t miss that needy piece of shit. Do you? Florida can keep his fat, orange ass.

“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” – J.D. Salinger

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Rush Limbaugh

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

In my sixty years of living, I have gone through several different cycles. I was a dope smoking, long hair in high school and college that chased birds in the woods and skirts in the bars. Then I cut my hair, traded a joint for a can of beer, got married, got a job, wore a suit, bought a house, had children, and forgot my liberal, tree hugging leanings and got conservative. That was just about the time that Rush Limbaugh hit the air waves.

In my early 30’s in the early 90’s Rush was not as toxic or as hateful as he was at his end. For a guy that spent all day in the car trying to pedal whatever I was selling at the time he was background noise as I sat in traffic heading to my next appointment. Being young and trying to climb the corporate ladder I had to meld my thinking to align not only with my conservative, white customers but also with my bosses. So, Rush gave me talking points whether I believed the bullshit or not.

But as I matured, started my own company, became involved with charitable organizations in my community, and watched my children change before my eyes I grew tired of Rush. His shtick had become more hateful, more contentious, less playful, and certainly less entertaining for me. What Rush was building in the early 2000’s, “Ditto Heads” would eventually morph into MAGA and Drump was smart enough (did I really say that?) to capitalized on this readymade base aptly named his “basket of deplorables”. And the rest, as they say, is history.

I agree with Mark Twain when he said, “I have never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure”. In the case of Rush Limbaugh, his obituary is certainly one I read with “great pleasure”. I don’t and won’t mourn his loss. Rush has done more than most to promote hate, discord, and distrust in American politics much like Franklin Graham has done with Christianity.

Limbaugh was described by the white, Christian, right as a patriot. A man who held, and advocated true red, white and blue values. But if you dug just a little bit you would learn he had been married four times, was drug addict, and was detained for trying to smuggle Viagra in from the Dominican Republic. I guess he had trouble raising the flag on his flagpole from time to time.

I have often wondered if guys like Limbaugh and Hannity really believe half of the shit they spew every day or if they do it just to cash those big checks. The funny thing is those checks aren’t doing Rush any good now and that same day is coming for Hannity just like it is coming for the rest of us.

Our time here is short, a blink of an eye. In my mind Rush wasted his time on this planet. He could have used his “golden microphone” for good but instead he used it for evil as defined by Jesus; “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” Rush showed no mercy because mercy didn’t get ratings. And if there is a God heaven, if there is a Jesus Christ waiting on us all at the Pearly Gates I hope they will let him know how much harm he caused and grant him the mercy he refused to give others. Surely they will be more compassionate to him than I would be.    

“Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.” – Edward Albert

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500,000 lost souls – It’s going to disappear

One year and 500,000 COVID-19 deaths later let us never forget what the former guy, the orange psychopath tweeted and said about this catastrophic and deadly virus:

Feb. 7 (tweet): “…… as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker, and then gone.”

Feb. 10: “I think the virus is going to be — it’s going to be fine.”

Feb. 14: “We have a very small number of people in the country, right now, with it. It’s like around 12. Many of them are getting better. Some are fully recovered already. So we’re in very good shape.”

Feb. 19: “I think it’s going to work out fine. I think when we get into April, in the warmer weather, that has a very negative effect on that and that type of a virus. So let’s see what happens, but I think it’s going to work out fine.”

Feb. 24 (tweet): “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. … Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

Feb. 25: “You may ask about the coronavirus, which is very well under control in our country. We have very few people with it, and the people that have it are … getting better. They’re all getting better. … As far as what we’re doing with the new virus, I think that we’re doing a great job.”

Feb. 26: “Because of all we’ve done, the risk to the American people remains very low. … When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero. That’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”

Feb. 28: “I think it’s really going well. … We’re prepared for the worst, but we think we’re going to be very fortunate.”

Feb. 28: “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

Feb. 28: “This is their new hoax.”

March 4: “Some people will have this at a very light level and won’t even go to a doctor or hospital, and they’ll get better. There are many people like that.”

March 9 (tweet): “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”

March 10: “And it hit the world. And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

March 11: “I think we’re going to get through it very well.”

March 12: “It’s going to go away. … The United States, because of what I did and what the administration did with China, we have 32 deaths at this point … when you look at the kind of numbers that you’re seeing coming out of other countries, it’s pretty amazing when you think of it.”

March 15: “This is a very contagious virus. It’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control over.”

March 16: “If you’re talking about the virus, no, that’s not under control for any place in the world.”

March 17: “I’ve always known this is a, this is a real, this is a pandemic … I’ve felt that it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”

March 18 (tweet): “I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the “borders” from China – against the wishes of almost all. Many lives were saved. The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false!”

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Thank you Donald Trump

Ms. Lindsey Graham says that Donald Trump is not only the leader but the face of the Republican Party. According to Graham, the future of the party will go through Trump and his MAGA base: “He’s ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party and is excited about 2022. We need to unite the party. ‘Trump plus’ is the way back in 2022 and we can’t do that without Donald Trump.”

As a Democrat, as an American and more importantly as a human being we need to thank Ms. Graham and Mr. Trump. Honestly, Donald Trump is the best thing that ever happened to the Democratic Party. Since he won his “landslide” election in 2016 and had the biggest crowds the world has ever seen at his inauguration the Republicans have lost control of the Congress, then the White House, and then the Senate. And what was the single common denominator in all those loses, you guessed it, the former President and one term loser Donald J. Trump.

The GOP has been given two opportunities to move past Trump and both times they couldn’t. Even Lindsey tried to end it with Trump after the attempted but failed coup d’état on January 6th but then he came groveling back. Why? Only Trump and Putin know the answer to that question. I guess a picture (or video) really is worth a thousand words.  

I think it is safe to predict that Trump is no longer a threat to American Democracy. Sure, he might still have some pull to get some QAnon nut elected dog catcher in Bumfuck, Alabama or get a thousand people to attend a rally in the town of Inbred, Mississippi to sale his hats and t-shirts but the days of Trump meaning shit to the rest of us or even to the rest of the world are over. He is a toothless, twitterless, tyrant playing in a sandbox down in Florida.

Most  Americans knew that Trump sat on his ass for four years and watched television and the majority of us knew that Putin had Trump in his back pocket. We knew he was all talk and tweets and no action. We also knew he was a dangerous psychopath who had the nuclear codes. But COVID kicked his ass and exposed the fraud that he is, a man with no plan, no clue, who thought he could bullshit his way out everything just like he had done his entire life. But when the presidential rubber met the road, smoke, mirrors, and spray tan was not a blueprint for success or to get reelected.

It estimated that of those Americans that identify as Republicans 75% still believe that Donald J. Trump is the second coming of Jesus Christ and 25% want nothing to do with him. Here is what I know, if the GOP puts Trumpy candidates on ballot in districts where cousins marry cousins, and daddies date their stepdaughters they might win. But in districts where family trees actually have branches they will lose and they will keep losing because, let’s all say it together, TRUMP IS A LOSER.

Sixty Minutes did a segment on the SolarWinds Russian hack, described as the biggest, and most intrusive hack the US Government has ever experienced, and an operation we still haven’t figured out how to shut down. This happened on Trump’s watch and in typical Trump fashion he stated that “The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality. I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control. Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mostly financial reasons, petrified of discussing the possibility that it may be China (it may!).”

Why would the majority of Republicans and Lindsey Graham want more of this kind of insanity? Why do they think this clown is a genius? I simply can’t answer that question. All I can say is thank you. If the GOP are too stupid not to run away from MAGA and Trumpism then they deserve each other. Even Mitch McConnell knows we are right he just didn’t have the courage to admit it when it mattered most.

It’s nice to have a human being leading this country again. It’s nice to see kids, grandkids and dogs at the White House. Normal feels good. Normal feels peaceful, reassuring, stable, and American. Thank you Donald Trump for reminding us what we have been missing for four years.     

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Hank Aaron

“Some people resented the fact I was trying to break a white man’s record.” – Hank Aaron

In 1974, before Ted Turner made the Atlanta Braves baseball team “America’s Team” on his “Super Station” WTBS there was Hank Aaron. Growing up in Charlotte, Atlanta was the closet market with major sports team, and I was a Braves fan though the Falcons weren’t the NFL team I rooted for. For whatever reason the Washington Redskins games were televised in Charlotte over the Falcons. I think that was just the way the NFL geography was divided, keeping the Redskins south rather than north into the New York markets.

I remember vividly Hank Aaron’s home run record hunt in 1974. I was thirteen years old and realized then that he was chasing something that no one ever thought would or could be broken, 714 career home runs, a record set by Babe Ruth. A record that was 40 years old.

The roster of the 1974 Atlanta Braves included stars like the Niekro brothers, pitchers Joe and Phil, Darrell Evans, Dusty Baker, future legendary manager Davey Johnson and of course Hank Aaron. I don’t remember what kind of season the ’74 Braves had because all eyes were on Hank Aaron.

As Aaron crept closer to tying the record, I tried to watch all the Braves games that I could. There were days and nights he was shut out, and others where the ball got to the wall but not over it. I don’t remember seeing the record tying hit live but on April 8th, 1974 my butt was planted in front of the television for number 715.

Hank Arron retired in 1976 playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. His finished his career with 755 home runs, a record that stood until 2007 when it was broken by Barry Bonds. Bonds’ record, in my mind, should have a Steroid asterisk next to it.

What struck me back then was how humble, and soft-spoken Hank Arron was. He pitched a few products. Made a few commercials for local car dealers and occasionally made appearances on talk shows. But the take I had was of a man either terribly shy, or very uncomfortable with his fame or possibly both. It was much later in my life that I learned why Hank Aaron didn’t seek out fame and fortune.

What I learned is that while Hank Aaron stood all alone on Homeplate with a bat in his hand and ball being thrown at him 80 to 90 mph people were threatening to kill him. Although it seemed that all of America was delighted to watch Aaron chase and ultimately break the Babe’s record in truth there were those that weren’t happy that a black man would eclipse a white baseball icon.

Aaron received hate mail, threats that he would be shot in the stadium, his family killed or have his car blown-up. These were not concerns he discussed in 1974. These were not issues that were reported in the press. It would take years for all of this to come-out which today makes his journey and accomplishment even more incredible.

Hank Aaron died today at the age of 86. I would like to think that if Mr. Aaron were chasing the Bambino’s record today that he wouldn’t have to deal with all the racist bullshit that he dealt with back in 1974. Unfortunately, I know that isn’t true. Times have changed but as we have just learned after the last four years, racism in America still exist. Honestly racism still has a strong and sad foothold on America.

As I look back over my 60 years of living, I am thankful for a number of human beings that also lived in those 60 years, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Michael Jordan, and certainly the great Hank Aaron.

“A Black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South”-Vin Scully, Dodgers Announcer

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The End

This is the end, beautiful friend. This is the end, my only friend. The end of our elaborate plans.

The end of ev’rything that stands, the end. No safety or surprise, the end. I’ll never look into your eyes again. – Jim Morrison

It’s over. Praise be to God, Elohim, Yahweh, Allah, and Buddha.

Once again, we have human beings in the White House to lead us. A man and a woman with hearts filled with love, grace, compassion, and empathy. A man and woman who will truly put Americas interest first. We survived four years of darkness. Four years of isolation from the rest of the world. Four years of a psychopath.

It’s over. Congratulations America and thank you for being strong. Thank you for not giving-up. We have a lot of work ahead of us, a lot of wounds to heal, a lot of wrongs to right. We can do it together and we can do it without MAGA, the Proud Boys, QAnon or the Ku Klux Klan. This is our America, not theirs. We will give them Florida if they want it.

“This mob thought they could use violence to silence the will of the people, to stop the work of our democracy, to drive us from this sacred ground. It did not happen. It will never happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.” – Joe Biden

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The orange fart

To say “your name is mud” is a reference associated with Doctor Samuel Mudd who treated John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Though this was his duty as a physician, for Americans this was considered a traitorous action. Mudd was ultimately convicted of conspiracy to murder the President by a military commission and was sentenced to life imprisonment, escaping the death penalty by a single vote. He was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson and released from prison in 1869.

We all know that Donald J. Trump promotes his last name as the gold standard for class, sophistication, and prestige. Over the last forty years this modern-day P. T. Barnum has glued the Trump label on everything from apartment towers, and golf courses, to steaks and bathrobes.

What has always fascinated me about Trump goods is the fact that despite all the organizations promotion about being the best, award winning, yada, yada, yada there is never any proof of these accolades other than him saying it or putting it on their website. Sound familiar?

For instance, the website for Trump Wines claims “our wines continue to receive tremendous accolades competing and winning against vineyards that have been in business for decades” but there is no proof anywhere to be found. Wouldn’t you think that if your wines were so spectacular that you would list the competitions, the wins, and the accolades somewhere? Sure, you would but you don’t because you can’t. These accolades are figments of the imagination, the Trump legend imagination. Remember what Trumps favorite phrase is, “many powerful people are saying”. What have we learned over the last four years is this, there aren’t any powerful people saying anything. The mantra for Trump and the Trump crime family is and always has been why tell the truth when a lie will do.   

I myself have never graced the doors of a Trump property or consumed or used a Trump branded product. I would venture to guess that all of those confederate flag waving inbreeds that stormed the Capital last week haven’t either except for the Trump paraphernalia, hats, signs, t-shirts and flags they used during the insurrection.

I have said from the very beginning that Trump never really wanted to be The President. He was just as surprised as the rest of us that he prevailed. Running for President was all about marketing and expanding his bully pulpit. Trump wanted the power of being a King Maker which he envisioned as being more powerful than the King. His end game, after he was defeated by Hillary, was to tell the world that the election was stolen from him by the Deep State and radical left. I know it is hard to remember but he laid the groundwork for a stolen election way back in 2016. It is the exact foundation he built prior to the 2020 election except this time he thought he might have a chance to win.

It has been my hope from the very beginning that Trump would leave Washington a humiliated and ruined man. He has spent his entire business career cheating and running over anyone that ever got in his way. He called it being smart. I call it callous, unethical and corrupt. I am not being vindictive I just want him to experience some of his own medicine before he departs this earth. He has hurt, destroyed, and disrupted the lives of thousands of human beings and he has done it not for the greater good of all but for the greater good of one.

So, as he flies out of Washington early Wednesday morning before the inauguration as a twice impeached, one term failure he is planning his own ego sendoff. He wants a ceremony held in his honor at Andrews Air Force Base, with a military band, red carpet and 21-gun salute. I am sure his adoring Red Hat brigade will be there to send him off but make no mistake Trump is leaving Washington a humiliated loser. He is leaving with an overall approval rating of just 29% and even among Republicans his approval rating has dropped 17 points.

The other item on my Trump wish list is for him to be ruined and what Donald covets the most is power, and money and I suspect he will have trouble retaining both deadly sins very soon. Sure, the crazies in the MAGA and QAnon world will give him some imaginary measure of power but this will fade once the GOP loses its fear over both groups. The GOP was able to neuter the Moral Majority and the Tea Party and over time they will be able to do the same for the MAGA and QAnon lunatic fringe.

What I am more excited about is Donald’s money. Sure, he owns a lot of real estate, but it has also been determined that Don owes a lot of money too, well over $1 billion. For a guy whose net worth is estimated generously at around $3 billon a $1 billon call would put a world of hurt on him. But you are thinking he would still have $2 billon, right? Yea but that $2 billion isn’t cash. He would have to liquidate his assets to get that cash and right now isn’t the time to sale anything with the Trump brand attached to it.

It might not happen on January 21st but I suspect in the coming weeks and months Donald J. Trump is going to be very busy answering and probably ignoring subpoenas and lawsuits from across the country. There are a lot of District Attorneys and plaintiff attorneys that want a piece of wide ass. This is going to cost The Donald a lot of money if, and this is the big if, if he can find a lawyer or lawyers dumb enough to represent him. Already most of the big shops have taken their names off the list and he still needs to find a dumb schmuck or three to represent him in the impeach trail. I am pretty confidant that over time my Donald Trump wish list will be fulfilled and honestly it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

At the beginning of this post, I shared the story about how “your name is mud” came to be. I have a sneaky suspicion that not so long in the distant future the name Trump will no longer represent class, sophistication, and prestige. Maybe it will signify being a loser, a has-been, a bully, or baby, as in “don’t be a Trump”. I like what Trump means in British slang, a fart. Trump is short for a “trouser-trumpet”. That seems much more fitting.      

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Trump Flu

“Trump and I, we had a hell of a journey. I hate it being this way. Oh my god I hate it … but today all I can say is count me out. Enough is enough. I tried to be helpful.” – Ms. Lindsey Graham on the Senate floor Wednesday night after lawmakers reconvened following the violent uprising at the Capitol from Trump supporters

We all knew this was the way it would end. Captain Chaos would encourage his band of low IQ, inbreed, racist, misfits to storm the castle on his behalf. It wasn’t a big surprise. Any rational, sane, human being could see it coming from a mile away, except I guess Ms. Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell.

The comical, if there is one, aspect of all this is that MAGA, the Proud Boys and the QAnon Bigfoot is Real Society told the world what they were going to do in advance, where they were going to do it, how they were going to do it, which day and at what time and still the GOP was SHOCKED and law enforcement was woefully unprepared. Hell, there are even posted pictures and videos of law enforcement happily holding the doors to the Capital open and even taking selfies with the marauders. Certainly a much different approach to crowd control as compared to the day The Donald decided to take a stroll down the street to have his picture taken with a Bible. That was a peaceful protest, and those poor folks had the shit beat out of them by law enforcement at the behest of “our” President.   

For those of you that have read my post over the last few years you know that Lady G is my senior Senator from South Carolina. You also know that I write and call the office of our Southern Belle on regular basis. When I call her local office I typically begin with this question “What happened to Lindsay” which is always met with silence. And so, we learned late Wednesday night on the Senate floor that even Ms. Graham has a breaking-up point with the orange psychopath, a monster that he helped to create. A monster that he stroked, defended, flattered and worst of all ignored for a few conservative judges and a couple of rounds of golf.

And now, the guy that wrote back in 2016 that “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed … and we will deserve it” wants to break-up with Trump because his MAGA lynch mob, the same mob that got Ms. Graham reelected this past November showed their true colors? Sorry, it’s a little too late for that. Ms. Lindsay will forever be linked to the one term loser who attempted a coup d’etat for the entire world to see. I can promise you I will never forget and now that Lady G has turned her back on their orange sovereign savior MAGA and QAnon will never forget either.

As I watched the red cap brigade, waving their Trump and Confederate Flags attack our democracy, and our constitution the image I had in my mind was of Trump sitting alone in his bedroom suite in the White House watching his bank of televisions. There have been several news reports of aides trying to convince him to do something to cool the anger of his mob. What we got from him were a couple of lame tweets and a video that did nothing but pour more gasoline on the fire he had started.  Those tweets and video got all his social media accounts, his lifeline to the world, locked down which was probably more devastating to him than anything else.

The description of Trump by his former Chief of Staff John Kelly yesterday as a, “very flawed man that’s got some serious character issues” isn’t a big surprise to the 81,000,000 Americans that rejected another four years of the failed Trump experiment. But remember, 74,000,000 Americans wanted more. They wanted more insanity, more chaos, more instability. They wanted more hate, and more corruption. And at this point the only reason anyone, your friends, your neighbors, your uncles, your aunts, could have possibly wanted four more years of Trump’s batshit, bullshit is because they are, just like their orange redeemer, a racist piece of shit too whether they will ever admit it or not.

There is no other reason to possibly want more. You can’t use the excuse that he is a Republican. He doesn’t represent or support any Republican principles. You can’t use the excuse that he is a Christian. He sure as hell doesn’t stand for or live by any Christian values that I am familiar with. So, what’s left? White people, white power, and white supremacy. That’s it, that’s all. It is well past the time we all admit this fact, Trump is Hitler reincarnated and MAGA, Proud Boys and QAnon are his Nazis.

We have twelve days left to hold our breathe. Twelve days until this clown gets on Air Force One for the last time and fly’s his fat, white, traitorous ass to Florida thankfully skipping the inauguration. The one good thing that came of this insurrection is that more people finally realize that Trump is a very sick man. He has always been a sick man. There is nothing mentally healthy about him and sadly his sickness has infected to many Americans with an illness that I am afraid has no known cure. They will suffer from the Trump Flu until their demise which for the rest of us can’t come soon enough.    

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