And the winner is……


“I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the “DEPLORABLES.” – Donald Trump tweet 9-19-17

Look, I am not a fan of the awards shows. My wife, on the other hand is. She even watches the pre show, the red carpet interviews on E!. Fortunately for me Wicked Tuna was on another channel so I left the “big” room and the “big” TV and let her ewww and ahh about the attire of the stars until I walked into the room at 9:30 and found her asleep on the sofa under her afghan.

Now here is what you and I and the rest of the world knows, this isn’t a big secret, the Hollywood establishment didn’t vote for Donald Trump. They don’t like Donald Trump and they are going to make fun of Donald Trump and The Donald doesn’t like to be made fun of. So what does “our” President do? With all the other “stuff” going on in the world? He lashes out, belittles, and trivializes a television program. The question we all need to ask ourselves is this, why would “our” President even think something as insignificant as an awards program is important enough to waste the valuable few brain cells he has to work with? Ego, they hurt his incredibly sensitive feelings.

The fact, and we all know how Trump is with facts, is that awards programs like the Emmys have gone the way of Soap Operas. The ratings are flat because young people, like my kids, don’t watch them. Better yet, young people, like my kids, don’t even have cable so they can’t or aren’t interested in watching these programs live. Despite Trump’s tweet, this year’s Emmy ratings were not the “worst ever” but that doesn’t matter, Trump broadcast it, Fox & Friends backed it up so the “DEPLORABLES”  take it as the gospel truth.

But never mind what the truth is and what is Trump fiction the bigger question for me continues to be with everything else on his plate, North Korea, Iran, ISIS, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Health Care WHY DOES HE GIVE A SHIT! I don’t. I watched Wicked Tuna.

The sad part about this is the rest of world wonders why this small, and asinine stuff seems to bother our Dumb-Ass-in-Chief and they ask, is he just mentally ill? This is a headline from a British newspaper; Thin-skinned Donald Trump laments “bad” Emmys ratings after awards mercilessly mocked him and a headline from a German newspaper; Donald Trump at the UNDangerously crazy. You see, the rest of world is wondering and watching too. 

Despite Trumps populist, American first rhetoric, we, the United States are not an isolated island nation. We can’t “control” the world, nor can we afford to close the castle gates and keep the rest of the world out. We have enemy’s, lots of enemy’s that would like nothing more than to see our country and our way of life destroyed. Why? Because for two centuries we have been more bully than peace keeper. Our bully history is well documented and it is certainly remembered by many country’s and cultures. And now we have created one of the most powerful bullies the world has ever known who vows to “totally destroy North Korea” if they don’t play by our rules. Remember, this is the same bully who got his feelings hurt from a television awards program. God help us all.    


About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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6 Responses to And the winner is……

  1. And the loser is…the United States of America.

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  2. Maybe the alien biogeneticists from eons ago have learned from their mistakes. Hmmmmm a little less testosterone next time?

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  3. Nan says:

    If I’ve said this before, please forgive the repeat … but this man is C.R.A.Z.Y!!! Seriously.

    Just read this article related to his United Nations speech and it just amplifies my fears. (One commentator said his speech was more for his base than it was for the members of the U.N.)

    Then, for him to switch from talking about really serious issues to making inane comments about a TV show … well, there simply are no words.

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  4. Patty says:

    Fantastic article again, dear Mr. Legend.
    But…Wicked Tuna? Isn’t that that horrible program at Discovery Channel, where they hunt Tuna just for fun?

    Liked by 1 person

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