More Head-Shaking Moments …

I considered not writing a post for this morning.  My mother used to caution me: “Si no puedes decir algo bueno, entonces no digas nada.”  Translation:  If you cannot say something nice, then say nothing at all.  And thus, I considered skipping my morning post, for I knew I could not say anything nice.  But, sigh, I then remembered something else my mother used to say: “Siempre comparte con tus amigos.”  Translation:  Always share with your friends.  So, grab a stick (to bite on to keep from screaming and scaring the neighbors), a box of tissues and sit down while I regale you with the latest …

Say WHAT???

“If I did one mistake with Comey, I should have fired him before I got here. I should have fired him the day I won the primaries.  I should have fired him right after the convention, say I don’t want that guy.” – Donald Trump, interview with John Solomon and Buck Sexton of The Hill, Tuesday 18 September 2018

Excuse me, but last I knew, a candidate … which is all Trump was after winning the primaries, after winning the nomination … does not have any more right to fire the Director of the FBI than you or I!!!  Is his ego truly so bloated that he thinks he had that ability?  And if so, then what else does he believe he can do, that he cannot … or can he?

And then there was this, from the same interview …

“You know, I took that test when I got my last physical, and the doctor said that’s one of the highest scores we’ve ever seen. I did that not because I wanted but I did it, I was always good at testing. But if there’s anything great about me it’s stability, and I’m a good manager. Always been a good manager, but you know, I have a vision.”

When I read that, I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry, so instead I choked on a bite of celery. Fortunately, daughter Chris is a nurse and certified in the Heimlich maneuver.

But wait … it gets even better … or worse, actually.  When speaking of his decision earlier this week to release to the public certain classified materials relating to the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election despite serious national security concerns, Trump credited …

“I have been asked by so many people that I respect, please — the great Lou Dobbs, the great Sean Hannity, the wonderful great Jeanie Pirro.”

Donald Trump … the leader of the United States of America … responsible and accountable to some 328 million people … is jeopardizing national security … based on the advice of … three radical, right-wing, conspiracy-theorist, television talk show hosts?!?!?!?!

I don’t care if you are a democrat, republican or independent, if this doesn’t make you see red, then you seriously need an education.

If you have the stomach for it, and have somebody with you who knows the Heimlich, feel free to read or watch the entire 1:32 long interview.

Ethics, Schmethics …

The September 3-9 Gallup poll asked how Trump’s ethical standards compare with those of seven of his eight predecessors.  Take a look at the results …ethics poll.pngTrump’s ethics were considered to be even lower than Richard I-am-not-a-crook Nixon!!!  Nixon, who was charged with obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress as a result of his involvement in the Watergate scandal, is the only U.S. president to resign from office, which he did in 1974, before his near-certain impeachment.

Yet more than eight in ten Republicans still approve of the job he is doing.  Shoot me now!

He should’a stayed home …

It is generally appropriate and expected for the president to visit and tour areas of the nation after a natural disaster, such as a hurricane.  So, it was no surprise that Trump visited New Bern, North Carolina, hard-hit from floods as a result of Hurricane Florence last week. Trump-Florence.jpgLooking at the remains of a yacht that had washed up against the back of a brick home, Trump asked the homeowner …  “Is this your boat?” The man shook his head and said “No”. Trump turned with a grin and replied, “At least you got a nice boat out of the deal.”

gaspWas there a more inappropriate remark he could have made?  Other presidents have treated natural disaster tours as dignified, solemn affairs.  After all, people have lost homes, possessions, cars, family pets, and in some cases even the lives of loved ones. They need both practical help and compassion, understanding.  With Trump, they get off-key attempts at humour, and as the New York Times states it, “pep-rally enthusiasm”.  Frankly, had I been that homeowner I would have spit in his face.  What an embarrassment he is to us all, only some 36% of the nation cannot see it.  Perhaps if he mocked their own misfortune they would begin to understand.

sad-turltleOkay, folks … that’s all I’ve got … well, actually I’ve got lots more, but that’s likely enough to start your day off on the wrong foot, so I’ll leave off here.  Have a great day, my friends … try to step away from the train wreck for a bit and go outside, enjoy nature, remind yourself that ‘this too shall pass’.  I think that’s my new motto.

34 thoughts on “More Head-Shaking Moments …

  1. That’s a good motto to have. I live in North Carolina so I too was appalled by those comments. Psalms 37:10,11 offers me hope which says, “Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more;You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” I have hope that soon we will get a ruler that is compassionate, loving and that cares about others. But that will most likely be in God’s Kingdom.

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      • I live in Charlotte NC so we didn’t suffer too much damage thank Jehovah God. However, the flooding of neighboring cities has been devastating and recovery is very slow. The news has moved on to the next story but people are still here suffering. Reading when Jesus Christ had the power to hush a powerful storm (Mark 4:29) gives me hope that one day we won’t have to deal with these types of storms. Until then, it’s important to cherish spiritual things because physical possessions can be lost in the blink of an eye (Matthew 6:19-21).

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        • That’s good, but I understand you are getting hit again now with Michael! Keep safe! We need now, more than ever, to address climate change if we are to have any hope of remaining on this earth. Which means we need a different president and soon!


  2. You couldn’t make this stuff up! Train wreck? Noooooo, this is more like an asteroid hit… the debris just casts wider and wider. Can no one stop this… We need a superhero… No wait, he’ll elect himself. Actually it would be kind of fun to see him run off a tall building…. perhaps he could use his hair as a parachute! 😂😂😂

    Seriously though…. If he is not stopped soon, I pity what America will become. A land of walled playgrounds for the gun-happy rich with no place for anyone else… It isn’t a pretty picture. And China and its allies are just waiting to join forces when the US loses all its people voting power.

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    • Agreed! Until recently, I never fully grasped what the saying “truth is stranger than fiction” meant! The image of him using his hair for a parachute is much fun, especially after the pressure pulls his ugly toupee from his head and he goes crashing to the pavement just below his fancy hotel! 😀

      Yep, those of us with brains that still function are all too well aware of the path this nation is headed down. 😓

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  3. My Mother diligently taught to me the same two things…I’m good at the second, but failing these days with the first. I read a post in Mother Jones by Denise Clifton titled : Trump’s Lies Have Grown Far More Frequent – and More Dangerous. It is well worth reading. She talks about a RAND publication by researchers, Jennifer Kavanagh and Michael D. Rich called “Truth Decay.” Truth decay : A deepening disagreement over basic facts that is increasingly undercutting the fundamentals of our Democracy, from elections to policymaking. This book also seems to be worth more exploration and I plan to do so. “We should expect truth decay to get worse if we do nothing about it.” – Jennifer Kavanagh. “Truth exists, only lies are invented.” – Georges Braque. I think that should be printed, gold-leafed and sent to Trump & Co. Thank-you for your always thought provoking and informative posts!

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    • Same here … I share easily, but nice things rarely emit from my mouth these days. I wonder why???

      Thanks for pointing me in the direction of “Truth Decay”, and I am planning to check it out as soon as I can come up for air! Are you and Benjamin feeling better yet?


    • I used to think so too, as you know, but now I think the biggest problem is the people who actually believe in the things he does, who support his heinous actions. For even once he is gone, will we just end up with another like him? There’s a mentality in this nation, and no,, it isn’t the majority, but it is a loud and large enough group to make themselves heard. Sigh. Hugs!!! ❤

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  4. I loved this : you just have to admit there is something surreal about Donald Trump , he is a first class comedian and sometimes I wonder if he likes winding people up. The ultimate classic made me roar with laughter ‘ If there’s anything great about me it’s stability ‘ wonderful stuff , could it be his mission to stop us all taking life too seriously ? The incredible joker who is totally out of his depth.
    It reminded me of a comment by an MP who heard that prisoners were throwing their shit at wardens in the chaos of UK prisons .
    ‘ We must see that prisoners have an opportunity to better themselves for life outside.’

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