Same old shit different day

I have been busy these last couple of weeks. For those of you that don’t know what kind of work I do I am involved with a non-profit that owns and builds affordable housing for individuals and families at-risk or experiencing homelessness. I am currently trying to complete one house and working to start another one in a couple of months. The work is, to say the least, rewarding but also troubling given the circumstances some of the human beings we work with find themselves in.

With all that is on my plate, at work, at home, and in my community keeping-up with President Pumpkin hasn’t really been high on my list of must do’s. Besides after a quick check of what he considers masturbation, and what the rest of us call tweeting, I discovered I hadn’t missed a thing taking a week long break. In summary, it is the same old shit from Trump just a different day.

My Dad, God love him, spends 50 to 60% of his day glued to Facebook posting, well stupid shit, and then waiting around for the likes and comments while “liking” and commenting on the stupid shit his “Facebook Friends” post. I have seen this man spend hours totally detached from a room filled with his family engrossed in the response he is receiving about a picture he posted of two dogs talking so I have a very vivid visual of how Th’ Rump spends his days and nights.

If you didn’t know, Big Don lives in a cocoon, but this isn’t new to him, he has spent the vast majority of his life in a cocoon he has created. His whole persona, the aspect of someone’s character that is presented to or perceived by others for our Deplorable friends, as been carefully crafted by him. The scowl, the spray tan, the cotton candy hair, the “your fired” tough, businessman. Honestly, it is not who he is or what he is but the character that he plays. And the key to The Don’s “success” is his ability to control the narrative, the environment and the audience.

I am sure by now most of you have seen the video of Trump being booed at the World Series. The look on his face is priceless once the narcissus realizes the boos and chants of “lock him up” are being directed at him. Think about it, in three years what public appearances has he made that weren’t staged, and coordinated with a hand-picked audience of white, fat, racist Deplorables? It’s a rhetorical question. If it isn’t zero it is pretty damn close.

But what I loved more than Trump’s face at the ballgame was Melania’s. She caught on much quicker to what was happening than her big orange boy did. As Trump likes to say “many people” feel sorry for Melania. I am not one of them. She knew what she was  hitching her wagon too. For Melania, Trump was a green card with a few dollars behind it and a plastic surgery gift card. I suspect all those “billions” probably aren’t worth today what they were worth when she signed the prenup. Hell who are we kidding, whatever deal she cut wasn’t worth having sex with him at least once that we know of! Sorry for the visual folks, yikes.

So what have I missed in the last week or two from Trump? Nothing. Same old shit, different day. Apparently he and a dog personally killed some ISIS guy, at least that is what “many people” are saying. He is desperately masturbating, I mean tweeting, all day, everyday about Nervous Nancy, Shifty Schiff, Do Nothing Dems, Never Trumpers, Witch Hunts, Hoaxes and Fake News. So in the immortal words of Aerosmith, “It’s the same old story, same old song and dance, my friend.” And next week, and the next, and the next expect more of the same.

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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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13 Responses to Same old shit different day

  1. That ballgame scene, to quote Big Orange, was “a beautiful thing.”

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  2. Also, good on you for helping the homeless.

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  3. You’re right. I had cut back on the evening news programs for several months then watched MSNBC last night – same story, different details. Or as you say so eloquently – same old shit, different day. 😎 I finally have realized that if we truly have a democracy, if we really are a decent nation, then our nation and Constitution will survive this idiot in 2020. IF NOT, then who and what we are will change and I’ll be living out in the swamps with the rest of Florida’s Democrats.

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  4. Sha'Tara says:

    That pretty much sums it up for me. Well, I’m a bit jealous. As a Canadian, just past another national erection – I mean election – I think you guys have all the fun. You had Nix-on, Ray-Gun, the Shrub and now the stupidest rodeo clown in the world and there’s no rodeo, just a midway. But of course it all makes sense: you have Disney World and Hollywood and the white house is just their staging area where they test the very worst ideas for a movie, mostly about dinosaurs. What have we got? I mean, really, what have we got? Still, I’m not suggesting you give us Donnie the Poo. We don’t have a Fed to print money on demand for his extravagances.

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  5. Good has come out of this idiot – people are again involved in politics and government.

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  6. I hear all the time how “we’re so divided now” but I grew up in the 1960’s & that’s what I remember as a child … the Civil Rights protests, the Anti-War protests … people in the streets, people making their demands heard. So I see being “divided” as a good thing … that people are engaged.

    There’s a LOT of stupid arguments … like who started this division … lots of people will say Obama. But we all know it was started many years ago … on the radio. A big fat blowhard who shares the name of one of the greatest rock power trios of all time.

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  7. William Tell says:

    Best wishes with your homebuilding; my father was a homebuilder, and you know my own situation. Good to recall that Aerosmith engaged in social criticism.

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