What a whirlwind week it has been! The list I made last week gives me lots of topics to investigate and focus on that aren’t politics, but here I am again with my binoculars pointed toward Washington … go figure.
Dodgeball: White Goodman
The character White Goodman in the movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”, (2004) — reminds me of the Prescedense — clueless, cheap, arrogant, an *ss**le. He thinks Kate Veatch is attracted to him because he is attracted to her. She is not. He thinks she works for him. She doesn’t. He believes his privilege and position make him a winner. He isn’t.
So when it was reported that the Prescedense loves his McDonalds, I can’t shake the closing credit image of White Goodman, antagonist, chowing down on his sorrows. I do not include a link. You have to Google it yourself, (‘White Goodman Dodgeball closing credits’).
You have been warned. You cannot unsee it.
White House smoke & mirrors.
From the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks and this week it was reported that during a discussion of immigration policy, the Prescedense referred to certain countries as ‘shithole countries.‘
And yes, I’m taken aback. And no, I’m not surprised.
And so this week, the New York Times with their motto of “all the news that’s fit to print,” gained a word that’s now fit to print — shithole.
Is the plural of POTUS, POTII? Asking for a friend.
Well, previous POTII have used salty language in White House meetings and it has not made national news in such a bigly way. Why now? Who decided we should all be outraged over his language? The words from his mouth reflect the abundance in his heart and we are not surprised. But this time, this administration, someone in the room and someone in the MSM decided Teflon Don’s pronouncement — his exact words — were news worthy.
No, with the current cage match the Prescedense is waging with the office of President OTUS, respect is gone. Trump did not respect the office before he was elected. He doesn’t respect or step-up to provide behavior, the gravitas expected of someone sitting POTUS. His tweets, his statements — winners, losers — he treats his role like it’s reality TV. And for the most part, the MSM treats the events in the cage, the events under the big tent like entertainment.
But it is smoke &and mirrors. While you’re busy twittering on and on about ‘shithole countries’, magicians work on the other bigger s*it that’s happening.
And we are not entertained. (Link: “Trump’s racism is more than rhetoric – it forms policy and ruins lives”, by Sarah Kendzior.)
I like asterisking the ‘h’s in shithole. It looks almost foreign. S’it ole. Maybe it is a greeting. A term of endearment.
Word Mash-up: Pronounciation
Pronounciation (n): A bold declaration of an alternative way of pronouncing a word.
Pronounciation is a mashup of the words pronounce (v): declare or announce, typically formally or solemnly and pronunciation (n): the way a word is pronounced. And by way of example, we offer the following pronounciations:
Bastard is still BAS-tard though.
Wheel of Fortune: Public Service Announcement
If you’re ever a contestant on Wheel of Fortune and you’re spotted the letters R, S, T, L, N, and E, the solution to:
S – – T – – L E
– – – N T R – E S
is ‘SHITHOLE COUNTRIES’ as stated by a R – – – S T – S S – – L E.
MSM: Stop it. Get out from under the tent.
Bark, bark, bark! Get angry. Stay angry.
This headline from OZY captures the mission of the MSM: “Annoyed, Frustrated, and Outraged? You need this Nigerian word.”
I am reminded that when you enter a circus, a zoo, a barn, a smelly place, it stinks and after then after you acclimate, it really doesn’t smell at all. The MSM is still trying to tell us that is it smelly in here. It is smelly in the Trump circus. We know. Make note and move on.
The circus is on the move. Follow the money. Income tax statements. Real estate transactions. Follow the documents that get signed, the policies that are implemented. You are killing us with the chase to publish click-bait. We are sick of the diet of circus cotton candy.
Drilling in Hawaii
For 45 minutes Saturday, Hawaiians were exercised in a drill that had kicked off with the words ‘THIS IS NOT A DRILL.’
How is this? I have participated in bulk electric system restoration drills. The #1 Rule: Every statement, every announcement, every conversation and announcement end contains the words “THIS IS A DRILL.”
If the Prescedense had not been preoccupied with golf, would we now be busy at another war?
DNC & the SOTU address
Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. John Lewis among others will not attend the State of the Union address this year. And that is their right, their perogative, and good Lord, they’ve earned it.
For Democrats who choose to attend — I mean, you will have primo seats at the circus — comport yourselves with the same solemnity and respect as at a funeral.
Wear black. No smiles. Solemn all the way around. Pay your respects to the dying.
And I would love to see Kamala Harris deliver the rebuttal in the form of a eulogy celebrating the passing of the traditional American values that are missing from the Trump Administration — truth, liberty, equality, independence … it’s a long list.