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  • mistermuse 12:02 am on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2016 election, Bah! Humbug!, , , Individual 1, Mueller investigation, President Humbug, , The Grinch,   


    Humbug: a willfully false, deceptive, or insincere person. –Miriam-Webster dictionary

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    As my faithful followers know, from time to time I’ve posted a post (or commented a comment) critical of our Charlatan-in-Chief, Donaldo el Trumpo, aka The Grinch who stole Truth (if not the 2016 election). In the spirit of Christmas season, Dec. 21 seems an appropriate day to atone for the profusion of impertinence heaped upon Individual-1*, a day when everything I’ve said about him can be reduced to one essence-capturing word:

    But why, Individual-1* may wonder, is December 21 “an appropriate day” to sum up the grossly inappropriate in one word? Because, Your Lordship/t, it’s HUMBUG DAY….your own very special (be)little day. And so, for every heartless, “false, deceptive, or insincere” thing you’ve ever said or done, I wish you a Hearty Humbug, for verily thou art a HUMBUG.

    • calmkate 2:21 am on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      you know he’s brought your country down quicker and more effectively than any war, invasion or even nuclear bomb … he’s roasted you all live from the inside … how can any person let alone nation have any respect for such a moron yet still he’s allowed ultimate power?!? 🙂

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      • mistermuse 9:48 am on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Among other reasons, Kate: he panders to and continuously stirs up his base of rabid supporters, bullies anyone who dares have even the slightest issue with anything he says or does, and surrounds himself with enablers who shamelessly defend him and excuse every twisted tweet and malicious move he makes. I’m afraid the moral backbone of this country is showing signs of shriveling to meaninglessness.

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    • Carmen 7:08 am on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I suspect you’re getting tired of saying, “What next?” 😦

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      • mistermuse 9:55 am on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Carmen, the only “What next” I want to see is Trump impeached and/or indicted….and that can’t happen soon enough. If we have to wait two more years for him to be voted out of office, I shudder to think what this country (and the world) are going to look like.


        • Carmen 10:00 am on December 21, 2018 Permalink

          I think his orange hair will match his jumpsuit . . . is that too much to hope for? The million dollar question, however, is this: “What have the Russians got on him?”

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      • mistermuse 10:18 am on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        No doubt Mueller has the answer to your “Russians” question, Carmen….and unless Trump’s ‘acting’ Attorney General (& Mueller overseer) succeeds in squelching Mueller’s report, we should have the answer to that question within a matter of (several) months.


    • GP Cox 9:02 am on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

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      • mistermuse 10:07 am on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Santa looks a bit wary as he looks out from where he landed. If he’s delivering a sack of coal for The Donald, I don’t blame him! 😦

        On a happier note, I ‘m sure Santa has nothing but good things for you for Christmas, GP, so have a merry one! 🙂


    • Ricardo 2:44 pm on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      “This last week was the worst week of Trump’s Presidency yet.” Am I just imagining that I read this every week?

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      • mistermuse 3:26 pm on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Now it’s not just getting worse by the week, but by the day. But give The Donald his due — he’s making the sacrifice of postponing his Mar-a-Lago vacation because of the pending government shutdown, which he said yesterday he’d be “proud” to own (of course, today he changed his tune and blames it on the Democrats). What a guy!


    • Silver Screenings 4:41 pm on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      This has nothing to do with your post, but I’m currently reading “A Christmas Carol” for the first time, and am enjoying Dickens’s use of language very much – especially the word Humbug.

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    • Elizabeth 6:29 pm on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Glad to find a kindred spirit in this very difficult time.

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      • mistermuse 7:35 pm on December 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Elizabeth. One of the most difficult things to stomach is that hardly a day goes by that Trump doesn’t disparage Mueller with impunity, and Mueller can’t defend himself because, as an honorable man, he’s bound by professional ethics. Hopefully the day is soon coming when Individual-1 will have to defend himself from Mueller’s findings, and then we’ll see how honorable TRUMP is.

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        • Elizabeth 9:16 pm on December 24, 2018 Permalink

          I am so grateful that Mueller acts with the dignity we used to expect from leaders.

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    • masercot 8:00 am on December 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      A sheep would say, “Baa humbug”. A Spanish speaker? “Los insecto engañoso” Take THAT, Bob Crachit…

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    • Catherine Haustein 1:08 pm on December 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I recently met someone who works in Las Vegas who says he’s even meaner and more stingy in person than the media makes him out to be.

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      • mistermuse 1:43 pm on December 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        That doesn’t surprise me — he is what he is, IN SPADES (that’s an old expression which seems appropriate, given the Las Vegas context) 🙂

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    • RMW 2:47 pm on December 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Of course, like everybody else, I am aware of the phrase “Bah Humbug” but really had never given much thought to the actual definition. Growing up I was more in tune with the British word meaning a hard striped candy! So from now on when I utter “Bah Humbug,” which I do every Christmas, it will have a whole new connotation!

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      • mistermuse 4:16 pm on December 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        “Humbug” is such an interesting word that I tried to research its origin, but its origin is unclear. Dickens is of course most famously associated with it (in the person of Ebenezer Scrooge), but apparently it pre-dates him. Of course, I pre-date Dickens as well, but at my age, who can remember such things? 😦

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bah! Humbug!, , , Do You Hear What I Hear?, , , , Santa, Scrooge, The Carpenters   


    Either heaven or hell has continuous background music piped in; which one you think it is tells a lot about your personality. –Bill Vaughan

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    I rarely listen to radio, and spend as little time Christmas shopping in stores as possible. Even so, I hear Christmas music almost everywhere I go, from dentist office to automobile service waiting rooms. If my reaction to much of this music makes me seem ‘ear-itably’ Scrooge-like, my reaction to that characterization is “Bah! Humbug!”

    For example, after hearing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” (not one of my favorite Christmas songs to begin with) for the umpteenth time this month (and a million times over the years), I’m dreaming of receiving ear plugs for Christmas (or sooner, if Santa wants to get a head start). I admit I once owned a recording of the song, but I evicted it from my record collection long ago….unfortunately, to no apparent avail.

    Nevertheless, there are far worse outrages in the world, and there are a number of numinous Christmas songs which earn “Likes” from the likes of mistermuse. You won’t be hearing from me again until Dec. 30 (no post on Dec. 25), so I thought I’d include a few of those songs (with a little help from YuleTube) in my early Merry Christmas wishes to you:

    • painkills2 2:01 am on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply


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      • mistermuse 7:50 am on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Love it!

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      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC 9:53 pm on December 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Crazy about Bailey the unknown reindeer, and love the orchestra – but I am at least one of “the females in the room” who is NOT crazy about Harry Connick, Jr. – or at least his choice of arrangements like this one and his Sinatra-like styling. MUCH prefer the original.

        I wish everyone a very Merry anyway, no matter what you love to play in the background.

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        • painkills2 4:59 am on December 25, 2016 Permalink

          Boy, you sure are picky. I’m not a fan of Harry Connick, Jr., but you can’t deny that the man is sexy personified. However, the video is really about the dog. When was the last time you had so much fun? And a Merry Christmas to you. 🙂


        • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC 11:54 am on December 25, 2016 Permalink

          lol – Watching that dog play in the snow made my night! I love the sheer joy with which puppies play. My little guy would be totally buried in a foot of snow, however – I’m not sure I could find him in that much. Merry Christmas (sorry we disagree about Harry – more for you!)

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    • Don Frankel 7:49 am on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my favorite.

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    • mistermuse 7:49 am on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Love it!

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    • arekhill1 1:16 pm on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I have gone on enough about the assault on our eardrums by Christmas music every year so that my views on the subject are well known. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be “Greensleaves,” because the lyrics don’t mention Christmas at all and additionally, it is usually rendered as an instrumental.

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    • mistermuse 5:52 pm on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Some might question how I don’t like “I’m Dreaming of A White Christmas” while a song in a similar vein (“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”) is one of my favorites. The answer is that (to me) the former is banal and the latter is bittersweet (especially considering that it was written during WW II and must have struck a chord with many a soldier overseas — same with “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”). So I guess taste in music (Christmas or otherwise) is all in the ear of the beholder.

      P.S. “Greensleeves” is one of my favorites too.

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    • BroadBlogs 8:36 pm on December 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      You picked up some great ones! Merry Christmas!

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    • mistermuse 9:49 pm on December 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. May Santa be as good to you as I hope he is to me. 🙂

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    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC 3:00 pm on December 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      LOL – Even though I have collected Christmas music for decades, the kind I call “Mall Music” is pretty dreadful, IMHO (i.e., the kind of Christmas tapes that loop endlessly, even in small local stores – it must drive the employees MAD!).

      Even worse are the insipid offerings that I’ve heard on more than a few “all Christmas on Christmas Day” Radio stations that want to give their employees the day off. They have turned me off to anybody’s version of Frosty the Snowman – forever. I hope a few station managers will see this comment and use it to up their game.

      Personally, I have jazz favorites (like the score to A Charlie Brown Christmas Special as well as some from jazz cats with a more traditional jazz bent), chorale favorites (like the almost boy choir sound of Christmas from Clare), Renaissance favorites, even a few “style” favorites (like the Temptations’ version of Rudolf the Red – which always makes everybody over 40 or so smile).

      I like to separate the instrumentals that serve as a festive background in December at my house (like the beautiful renditions by The Piano Guys and a few of my favorites from Mannheim Steamroller) from *anything* with lyrics. I don’t want to hear more than a few of those more than once. They get rapidly tiresome, and I don’t drive my guests mad. In fact, most people have usually requested the sources. There are a ton of interesting Christmas offerings I wish got more play in public. BUT, as you say, “lovely” is in the ear of the beholder.

      Great idea for a post. When I return from tonight’s Candlelight Service, I’ll go back to add it to my most recent Christmas post (unless I have a moment while waiting for my ride to arrive – but must jump into the bath NOW).

      Merry Christmas to you and yours.
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
      – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
      “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    • inesephoto 5:06 pm on December 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, never too much of a good Christmas music 🙂 Wishing you peace and joy, and all the wonderful thing for 2017!

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    • Lavinia Ross 4:46 pm on December 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Bailey is great!

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