Blog #141: Oh, Woe is Us!

Please, someone, anyone, save this poor man from his misery. Even at the totally repugnant prospect of elevating sincere Mikey to the Presidency, the old fool must be examined, diagnosed, and taken away for treatment, asap!

The Teleprompter Speech: Dang if that old boy can’t read a teleprompter! Chris Mathews called it a “Mother Teresa performance.” Looked quite a bit “unnatural,” but he got through it; almost sounded as if Ivanka and Jared had written the speech, but there were the references to our “warriors” a few times. Gosh, old pap and I wish these crazy pols would stop using that term. It’s bad enough the Military/Industrial Complex has managed to keep us in constant warfare for so long now, but to speak of our troops as though we were a reincarnation of the Roman Empire is just over the top! Old pap and I spoke of this awful business way back in my blog #18, Our Military and Defense Industry – 4th of July, 2014, and mentioned that dear old Ike warned us about the Military/Industrial Complex (M/IC). We shoulda listened to that old General!

Ah, then last night’s “Rally” in Phoenix; One and a half hours of pure Hog Wash! The old con man was in fine fiddle as he spent the first 45 minutes reading from some papers in his tiny hands what he claimed were his exact words regarding the disaster at Charlottesville, about how he called out by name the KKK, Nazi, and White Supremacist groups. Of course, he forgot to mention his “mistakes,” aa Speaker Ryan had charitably called them (see notes below). Intermittently, he blamed the “media” and Congress for any problems he has had so far, particularly criticizing old John McCain, though not by name (“they told me no names” referring to perhaps old General Kelly & Co). At the same time, he profusely professed his own “honesty.” This crowd apparently has never heard of “Fact Check.” The old boy is reported to chalk up (rather, twitter out) right around FIVE FIBS a day!

At some point he mentioned old Sheriff Joe, and how he had been condemned by the court for “doing his job.” He said that he wouldn’t do anything about it last night because he “didn’t want to cause a controversy.” Thank goodness General Kelly must have convinced him not to mention a “pardon” for Joe at the “Rally.” There was some violence as his minions left, but it could have been much worse.

All the while, his enraptured audience, the poor ignorant souls, chanted, “USA, Make America Great Again,” and other of his clever campaign slogans, getting especially expressive with, “Build The Wall” when he noted that “even if we have to shut the government down, we are going to build that wall.” Interestingly, when the old draft-dodger bragged about how he is “taking care” of our veterans, not one of those characters in camera range came to attention at his request for any vets in the audience to stand and be acknowledged!

Gracious, the simple-minded crazies on Fox “News” continue to find excuses!

Where is the Surgeon General, who is supposedly duty-bound to protect the health of us Amuricans, which certainly should include our “President?” Examine the poor man in order that he can be institutionalized and helped. His is surely the worst case of EPPS (Excessive Potty Praise Syndrome) ever witnessed, and those Psychiatrists are negligent in their duty to society if they won’t breach their silly “code of ethics,” and pronounce the old boy mentally incompetent. If he were ever indicted, which due to the hapless wreck of the dear old GOP, that appears unlikely, he’d surely be judged “not guilty” by reason of insanity.

A few notes from last week (my chief typist, old pap, was indisposed):

Way too much time on his tiny hands – now, in addition to beefing up the hapless middle-east “expeditionary forces, he wants a military intervention in Venezuela – Old Mad Dog is wondering what he got himself into! So, too, what’s going on with our sophisticated boats running into each other? No problem, the old
Admirals are saying, we just need to build a bunch more boats! HELP!

Charlottesville – “…hate and violence, on all sides,” not once, but twice! What a mealymouthed response from the poor old fool who wants to be our President. Oh my, then the press conference from Hades! Vice-President Mikey Pence continues “standing by” his boss, smiling devoutly, and waiting patiently.

A Quote from Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal, lifted from “The Week”:
“The President’s primary problem as a leader is not that he is impetuous, brash, or naive. It is that he is weak and sniveling. It is that he undermines himself almost daily by ignoring traditional norms and forms of American masculinity. He’s not strong and self-controlled, not cool and tough, not low-key and determined: he’s whiney, weepy, and self-pitying. He throws himself, sobbing, on the body politic. He’s a drama queen. Half the President’s tweets are plaintive, shrill little cries, usually just after dawn. It’s all whimpering accusation and finger-pointing. Nobody’s nice to me. Why don’t they appreciate me?”

Did the poor old fellow read this message in the Journal, and brew on it until he finally erupted in the unbelievable “press conference?”

PS: A brief note on history: The Founding Fathers were not “pure as the driven snow,” and General Lee was not “trying to destroy the union,” he was defending his home. The Civil War was not begun to end Slavery, it was about Economics, as are all wars, even when we assign them religious reasoning. So, perhaps we can just move statues to museums now, instead of fighting over them, or tearing them down? They are “historically significant,” so now the Donaldo is a champion of our memorials! The old rascal occasionally slips a minute grain of truth into his ramblings. Would that he used the truth less sparingly!

Dear old Stevie, you got so surreal, and then, gone. ‘We hardly knew ye’, Stevie.

Ho Boy, folks, all this stuff is enough to cause even an old hound dog to barf.

Unfortunately, another sad note: Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis both went on up to the Great Doggie Park in the Sky. Oh, do we miss the old comedians!
Good old Jerry was from the old slap-stick days. Made us laugh, a lot.
Dick was a real thinker and force for change, as well as tickling our funny bone.
Here are a couple of his gems:

“I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.”

“I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.”

“I feel that the two party system is obsolete,” he said in another 1968 interview. “The two party system is so corrupt and immoral, they cannot solve the problems confronting the masses of the people in this country.”

As you know, old pap and I feel the time is way past due now!

17-8-3 23 August 2017


  1. Poignant thoughts, as usual, ‘Bus. Clearly, you’re smarter than the average hound. It must be the nose for . . . well, you know. Let’s pray for a peaceful end to this insanity! – T


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