We interrupt our HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN AGE series (featuring class character actors) for this broken news:
America’s misbegotten President, in the person of His Majesty Donald ‘Putin T. Barnum’ Trump — a bad actor with no class and even less character — has been assaulting the Constitution and committing autocracy before our very eyes, to the wild applause of his adoring audience, while the rest of us have been mostly played for patsies and suckered into passive, if not paralyzed, acquiescence.

Did we really believe this megalomaniac’s promises, lies and outlandish exaggerations? Did we really think “make America great again” was ever anything more than bald-faced political grandstanding? No person of character treats his fellow men, women and children as this man does — did we really not see and/or care that his bullying, bragging, dehumanizing rhetoric and self-serving behavior were leading the country into a downward spiral of moral pointlessness?  News Flash: we have gotten the President, role model, and “new normal” that we deserve, and have been complicit by our failure to turn back his theft of America’s promise. Shame on us who have no shame.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming (as of our next post).



  1. leggypeggy says:

    Many people watched on in horror. Clinton got more votes. The Electoral College is part of the problem. Electoral reform is so badly needed.

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  2. obbverse says:

    This is one bad actor in a third rate production you’d wish would just wrap up, and soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. calmkate says:

    a true horror show that can’t end well 😦 😦 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Rivergirl says:

    Someone needs to tell the Emperor he’s not wearing any clothes. Although the mere thought of that mental image makes me cringe.

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    I have thought of Barnum from the beginning. I love the way you merged his name with the Donald’s.

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  6. Infidel753 says:

    Well, I don’t think those of us who voted for Hillary deserve it. And there’s not much the average person can do until next November — all we could do was vote last November for a Congress that would try to restrain him, and we did.

    The Electoral College should have been dealt with decades ago before the country got so polarized. But now, the Republicans know they essentially have no chance at the presidency without it (since 1988 a Republican candidate has won the popular vote only once, in 2004, and that was an incumbent running for re-election in wartime), and there’s really no hope of getting two-thirds of each House plus 38 state legislatures to pass an amendment abolishing it. Making DC and Puerto Rico states (with electoral votes) would help, but that’s about it.

    Everyone but the hard-core Trumpanzees now knows Trump is a con man and a vicious character. And more people are wise to Tin-of-Pu’s propaganda tricks. We should be able to get this done next year.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Point well taken, but I think even some “who voted for Hillary” have failed to fully come to grips with the extent of the disaster Trump is wreaking on this country morally, politically, culturally, legally (no man is above the law) and in just about every way possible. We can only hope that the “new normal” will become nothing more than a bad dream sooner rather than later.

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  7. mlrover says:

    Loved it when the play-off crowd lifted up a banner with Veterans for Impeachment and started to chant Lock him up. Karma can be a wonderful bitch.


  8. mistermuse says:

    You said it, mirover! If I had been there, it would have been worth the price of admission alone to join in that chant. As Jackie Gleason (remember him?) used to say at the end of his TV shows, HOW SWEET IT IS!


  9. Well, the House just passed an Impeachment Inquiry Resolution, so I guess we will follow this winding road from hell and see where it leads.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Probably back to the hell of a continuing Trump presidency until Jan. 2021, when he leaves the White House kicking and screaming after losing the Nov. 2020 election. Not a single House Republican voted for the Resolution, and I’ll be very surprised if Senate Republicans aren’t almost as unanimous in giving Trump a GET OUT OF JAIL FREE when it’s their turn.

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  10. Oh, he is not a real actor – only a bad reality tv personality. Good post!

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