His Worst Idea Yet!

“… Trump is seeking to parlay his first State of the Union address on Tuesday into cash for his reelection campaign by offering supporters a chance to see their name flashed on the screen during a broadcast of the speech.” – The Washington Post, 29 January 2018

First thought:  What re-election campaign???  The next presidential election is nearly three full years away!  And I do not expect to see Trump’s name anywhere on that ballot, but hope that he is but a dim, albeit terrible memory by that time.  Second thought:  Are we paying him to run this country or to campaign for a chance at another four years to bring about our destruction? Why is this ‘man’ running his campaign on our time and money?  Third thought:  He is using the State of the Union Address to advertise for self-gain???

Who knew a single sentence could be so thought-provoking?

While my first and second thoughts are certainly important, it is the third that is most appalling.  He is selling advertising on the State of the Union Address.  For his own personal gain.  He is using what is meant to be a serious address to Congress and the nation to solicit funds for himself!  Never before in the history of this nation has a president stooped to such moral lows.  Take a look for yourself:  Trump’s solicitation

What’s next?  Advertisements for Trump’s hotels on bills he signs?  Ads for Trump Towers on official White House correspondence? Maybe a billboard on the front lawn of the White House? Perhaps by next year, Moe and Larry will join the circus, or Bugs and Mickey! He is using our government for his own personal gain, and I, for one, am incensed. Perhaps this is not the worst thing he has done in his single year in office, but it is a blatant slap in the face to We The People, a demeaning of the office we should be able to respect.

I was not planning to watch the State of the Union Address anyway, for I cannot stomach seeing his ugly mug, but if I had been planning to, my plans would have changed now.  I sincerely hope that very few will tune in, but instead read the key points (if there actually are any) or the transcript after the fact.  Of course, even if the ratings are low, Kellyanne and Sarah will no doubt tell us tomorrow that it was the most watched program in the history of television, just as they told us that his inauguration was the best-attended.  Alternative facts, folks … might as well get used to them.

33 thoughts on “His Worst Idea Yet!

  1. Dear Jill,

    I did not watch SOTU address. I am so upset over this memo situation that I am seeing red. This man in the White House is a Russian Asset doing Russia’s bidding.

    He is and has been and will be a clear and present danger to the US national security interests.
    He needs to be impeached but this will never happen with this GOP crowd. The Dems have to take over the US Congress in November 2018.

    His solicitation for his SOTU address doesn’t surprise me in the least.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I’m with you on the Nunes memo … I am furious that they are going to present what is basically a work of fiction, and you know that enough people will believe every word of it because Trump will tell them it’s all true, and it could impact the midterms. We simply must get a democrat majority in at least one, preferably both chambers of Congress in November, for otherwise, as you say, there will be no impeachment and this buffoon will have three more years to sell us down the river. Hugs, dear Gronda …

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    • You’re right. Funny thing … after I wrote this post, I was checking email and in my spam folder I found a message from Trump himself telling me that he knew I would want to have my name on screen and for just $35 I could show my support for “your favourite president”. I literally almost was sick. What a bloomin’ ego!

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        • 😀 Or at least my computer! I have my email set up to send everything to spam that is not from somebody on my contact list. I don’t know how the Trump organization got my address, but about 4 months ago I started getting junk from them on a near-daily basis. I have ‘unsubscribed’ and still, they send them. Harmless, but annoying to see his name in my mailbox!

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            • Believe it or not, I have tried that (yes, I know it’s hard to imagine me uttering obscenities, eh?), but it seems not to phase them. Can’t get rid of the people I need to get rid of, and can’t hang on to those I want to hang on to. Story of my life. 😔

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                • Yep … I just delete them, mostly. Every now and then, I have a bit of fun at their expense, but I mostly ignore ’em.

                  You will never know how much that Jill Community here on WordPress has helped me through some traumas of late. Every night, when life gets quiet enough for me to hear myself think, I take a couple of hours to just spend ‘chatting’ with you, Gronda, Keith, Emily, John and others, and it makes me feel so … cared for … I have friends who take the time to read my work, to comment, to chat with me, and it truly keeps me from beating my head on a brick wall, as I have been tempted to do many times of late. Two years ago, when I had about 30 followers, I never would have guessed what an important part of my life you all would become. 😊

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  2. You are probably better off going completely insane. Then Demolition Trashcan can blow up the earth, and it won’t bother you one iota…
    Oh, you want your iota bothered, then Dethrone Thrumpertump! Off with his head!

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    • You mean I’m not already insane? Wow … could’ve fooled me! It’s not that I want my iota bothered, but I cannot simply bury it in the garden either. And unfortunately, the ‘de-throning’ process is not a fast one, though in truth I am surprised that he has not already been assassinated.

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          • But Dividing Teammates says that the men in dark glasses and overcoats are agin’ him, so they must be on your side, hence, if they come knocking on your door, it should be with pizza and beer to celebrate your tenacity at fighting the Damned Terror.
            Gotta look on the bright side, right!

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            • After the last few days, you might just be right! Picture me sitting down to pizza and beer with the FBI and plotting … 🙂 … Why, I could end up in the history books! Thanks for changing my perspectibe!

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              • I did picture exactly that, and I liked what I saw… But then reality raised its ugly head, and the FBI/DOJ/CIA/ETC dudes all changed into KGB and they whisked you away to a secret meeting with Putin, but he was no match for your grandmotherly charms, and soon you had him eating cookies and cream out of your delicate hands… Now THAT was a picture worth seeing, as you convinced him you made a better ally than Difficult Tomatoes (rotten ones,of course) could ever be. Then, when the real MIB showed up, you delivered (s)Poutine to them all wound up in spidfy-webbing. FOX NEWS, of course, reported it was all due to Disappearing Thunder’s machinations, and this was his intent all along, to bring down the Putrid Bear and Make America Safe Again…

                Oh, my, did I just hear you sigh… It WAS a beautiful dream while it lasted, Jill.

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                • Yes, my friend, you did hear me SIGH … all my dreams seem to end this way. SIGH. I think I will start just writing cute animal stories and swear off the opposite gender. SIGHhhhhhhh. Maybe Leavenworth wouldn’t be so bad after all. :/

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                  • No Lezvenworth for you Jill. Maybe Guzntznsmo, or Abu Dhabi. A siberian gulsg if you are lucky. I’ll campaign for house arrest, but not sure if I have any pull in Washington. But whatever hsppens, my friend, I’ll make sure Little Goose gets to visit you.
                    A
                    Sighhhh…

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                    • So kind of you, dear sir, to campaign for me and take care of li’l Miss Goose. But please, please don’t let them send me to Siberia, for I cannot stand the cold! House arrest would be fine, as then I could continue being subversive and writing my treatises late into the night! 😀

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I ain’t watching!! #Boycott SOTU … the gall!!
    “Drumpf is seeking to parlay his first State of the Union address on tonight into cash for his reelection campaign by offering supporters a chance to see their name flashed on the screen during a broadcast of the speech.”
    The Washington Post, 29 January 2018 … FACT!!

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  4. I hear that even though his hotel in Washington is not up to par with others in the area, foreign dignitaries still book and pay for things there, even while staying at other major name hotels. Kuwait Just book a huge gala there for the second year. So it is a way to funnel money to tRump and his business. These countries have events there yet they don’t stay there, even when they book and pay for rooms. Maybe they think they are bugged by the Russians. The real big deal of this is it is a bribe to the American president. If he is gifted something he is not allowed to keep it or must pay for it. However this hotel business funnels money in to his pocket at a huge rate, and it is directly related to his being president. This is a total violation of the emoluments clause and should be grounds for impeachment. However the republicans as a party love bribes so they will protect him. We have to vote them out and vote in a watchdog congress. Hugs

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    • You are quite right, and it isn’t only foreign visitors, but many agencies within the federal government hold conferences in Trump’s hotel. Unfortunately, the House Ethics Committee let the ball drop sometime during the summer and while Trump is most assuredly raking in tons of money and it is against the law, it is currently being swept under the rug, and is likely to remain so until after the midterms, and if democrats fail to take at least one chamber of Congress, perhaps even longer.

      Hugs!!!

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    • Yes, he definitely is, and we need to keep writing/calling our members of Congress to demand they do some checking and take action. Sadly, the House Ethics committee is fairly useless at the moment. Sigh.

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