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  • mistermuse 8:43 am on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beacon of hope, , , David Niven, Donald Trump, , , ,   

    WAR GAMES 

    “War is nothing more than a catalogue of mistakes and misfortunes.” –Winston Churchill

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    It’s funny– well, not literally funny — how one thing can lead unexpectedly to another. I’m half-way through another biography….but, unlike the others I’ve been reading recently, this one has led to the sort of post I didn’t anticipate writing when I began reading it.

    Its title is THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON (A BIOGRAPHY OF DAVID NIVEN) by Sheridan Morley. NIVEN (1910-83), as you may know, was an American actor who was born/raised in England and came to the U.S. in 1932. When WW II broke out in Europe, he returned to England to serve in the military. In 1941 he wrote a letter to a fellow British-born actor friend back in Hollywood, part of which I quote here from the book:

    Thank God we have now got a real government and in Churchill a real leader at last, but there is going to be a little scalp-hunting when the smoke has cleared off the battlefields. I am unimportant, but besides cousins and relations, I have now lost practically all my old friends, and all in the past few weeks….they need never have been sacrificed if the people then at the top had been doing their jobs as well as they said they were doing them [emphasis mine].

    Sound familiar? Today, with the corona virus, we have a different kind of world war, but the same (and even more lame) kind of sophistry, gas-baggery, and incompetence resulting in unnecessary casualties:

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=trump+coronavirus+down+to+zero&docid=607986001098770809&mid=730D607688499A94FB45730D607688499A94FB45&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

    And so I ask you: How on earth does the most morally corrupt President in U.S. history not belong behind bars or in a mental institution rather than in the White House? How is it, after 3 1/2 years of reigning the swamp, that roughly 40% of the American people either cannot, or will not, see through this pathetic con man of a President — a President who thinks he is not only above the law, but thinks he IS the law, who tries to subvert the law to his own ends? Are his supporters deaf, dumb and blind….or simply incapable/too much in denial to look behind the curtain and see that the mighty Oz is the very hoax he labels all that exposes him?

    Come November 3, we must turn from the dark side to the other side of the moon, or America will have surrendered all claim to being the “beacon of hope” for the world.

     

     
    • Rivergirl 8:51 am on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I have no answers. His appeal to the right, and their unwavering support of him is mystifying.

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    • equipsblog 9:00 am on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Amen. I agree with what Rivergril said.

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    • BACK ROADS AND OTHER STORIES 10:12 am on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      It’s mind boggling how this can go on for so long. I hope November will bring change!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger 11:51 am on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Hi. Many times on your blog I’ve slammed Trump. I once said this, and it remains true: Trump is an enemy of democracy. Ditto for anybody who supports him.

      Neil Scheinin

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      • mistermuse 5:18 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        It is to the Senate Republicans’ shame that it took this pandemic — and thousands of lives — to bring Trump down (assuming he is defeated Nov. 3). If they had voted to impeach him when they had the chance, Pence would probably have become President and, as a former governor, would likely have been more inclined to listen to the states pleas for federal help. Or not.

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        • Yeah, Another Blogger 6:06 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink

          Here’s the thing: Trump is evil. This was obvious to me way before he took office. If he wins in November, he will do far more damage in his second term than he already has.

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        • mistermuse 10:53 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink

          I agree. It was obvious when he was just one of many Republicans running for the nomination that he was evil. More recently, it has become obvious that he is a mental case: a bad man and a mad man rolled into one. God (or fate) help us.

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    • pendantry 12:15 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      One thing I find mighty peculiar is that every post about Trump that I read on WordPress has much the same to say about this obnoxious, egotistical, narcissistic windbag, yet he clearly has many supporters. I guess that there are very few, if any, of his followers on this platform… but that would seem odd.

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      • mistermuse 5:53 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Maybe Trump’s followers have too limited a vocabulary for WordPress. They’re more accustomed to the grade school bombast of Trump on Twitter.

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        • pendantry 5:59 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink

          … I nearly said something like that (but more acerbic)… but restrained myself.

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    • Paulie 1:25 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Trump certainly BELONGS behind bars but the system failed. I guess that the framers never saw it coming; a Senate that would, in a brazen act of partisan politics, essentially abdicate it’s responsibility when it came to an impeachment trial. As for the 25th amendment, the reverend Mike Pence would no more move to declare Trump incapable than he would covet his neighbor’s wife.

      As it stands now, the system is too cumbersome and too dependent on politics and will never, ever be changed. I would be shocked to see a new amendment during my lifetime but there has to be some mechanism introduced that can address the crisis of an incompetent president.

      As for the 40%, I’ve stopped trying to figure it out. In 2017 I read three books to try and gain some understanding as to why people voted for Trump and I suppose that I did gain some small insight. Why Trump still has any support beyond 10% (because we’ll never rid ourselves of the tinfoil hat faction) is completely beyond me. I guess I’ll never know because I’ve cut ties with anyone who supports Trump. That’s with the exception of some cousins and I simply don’t discuss it with them.

      In any other occupation, Trump would be fired for failing to do his job and/or creating a hostile work environment.

      Right now we are limping towards January and god knows what Trump will do between November and January as a lame brain (er duck) president.

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      • mistermuse 6:03 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I see that Trump’s approval rating is now down to 37% in one poll (Gallup, if I recall correctly). Some of that 40% is apparently starting to erode, but I’m not counting my trends before they’re matched (by other polls)..

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 3:59 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      As I see it, our minds are very malleable, making us easy prey for those who seek to manipulate and control our beliefs and behavior. We are all susceptible. We are all under mind control of some form or the other, for example, think of our consumption habits. Our 45th president has successfully managed to capture and hold a particular mindset among us.

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      • mistermuse 6:43 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I think that is true in one sense, Rosaliene, but only to the point (for many of us) where minds become made up and set in concrete for the rest of our lives (like Trump). Meaningful malleability requires an openness to (and weighing of) challenges to what we have been indoctrinated or conditioned to believe….which, I suppose, is just a fancy way of describing GROWTH or MATURITY. All I know is I’m not the same person I was in my 20s and 30s — but that’s another story for another day.

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    • obbverse 4:33 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      His followers are deaf dumb and blind. Even worse, wilfully pig-headedly so.

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      • mistermuse 5:31 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I like your your word “pig-headedly” — between that and “gas-baggery” in my post, we may be starting a whole new lexicon-ery.

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    • Elizabeth 5:11 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Gov. Cuomo today appropriately called him out for enabling the pandemic. That sadly is too true.

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      • mistermuse 5:35 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Gov. Cuomo is almost as good at ‘telling it like it is’ as Trump is at telling it like it isn’t.

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        • Elizabeth 5:36 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink

          He just flat out said “Trump lies.” Very refreshing compared to the toadies around Trump.

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    • calmkate 6:53 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      If British incompetency lost a few of Nivens family … we wont try to count the number of Aussies they slaughtered! Landing them in the wrong place eg Gallipoli, etc … we were sent in first sheep to the slaughter …

      He says what they want to hear and fear renders them deaf dumb and blind …

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      • mistermuse 11:29 pm on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        When I was growing up, American (and I assume British) history books were written as if our political and military leaders were almost uniformly great and noble figures and our countries acted in good faith in almost all cases. Hopefully we’ve learned our lesson and Trump will go down in history as the worst of the worst.

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        • calmkate 3:41 am on July 7, 2020 Permalink

          lol all our history books need rewriting, massive correction … let’s see how your election goes …

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    • masercot 12:43 pm on July 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Niven wrote a book called “The Moon’s a Balloon”. What is it with him and the Moon and Balloons?

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      • mistermuse 7:03 pm on July 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Niven’s 1971 memoir THE MOON’S A BALLOON was originally to be titled THREE SIDES OF A SQUARE, but was changed due to a title conflict….and the biography THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON was written after Niven’s death. The only other “moon” connection with Niven I’m aware of is his role in the 1953 film THE MOON IS BLUE, which was considered so risqué at the time that it was refused the seal of approval by the Motion Picture Production Code. I haven’t finished reading the biography, so perhaps there is more ‘moonshine still’ to be uncovered.

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    • mlrover 6:30 am on July 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Haven’t heard about the “Moon” book but read Niven’s Bring on the Empty Horses years ago. I respected him for going home to fight for his country, unlike John Wayne, who wriggled out of the war and later showed his disloyalty to his colleagues by promoting McCarthy. It’s one of those ironic instances when a coward and a gasbag was made into an American hero. A friend of mine made a movie with him and had his heart broken when he discovered the “true” Wayne.
      On another note, I LOVE gasbaggery!

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    • mistermuse 8:51 am on July 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      One of the reasons I like biographies and autobiographies is that that they often reveal another side of famous contemporaries the writer knew. Of course, it’s prudent to be aware that opinions of others are only as good as the character and judgment of the writer (who, for example, would believe anything Trump says, good or bad, about anyone?).

      I appreciate that you love “gasbaggery.” That helps me feel better about the dreadful “moonshine still” that I pun-ished masercot with in my reply to his comment. 😉

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on May 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Donald Trump, , , Immanuel Kant, Karl Marx, Machiavelli, , , , , , ,   

    PHILOSPHER STONED 

    If there’s one thing I think we can all agree on about Donald Trump, it’s that he isn’t a philosopher. If, however, he can be said to have one guiding precept remotely resembling a philosophy, it has to be IT’S ALL ABOUT ME….or, secondarily, DON’T BLAME ME (which happens to be the title of a song I was going to link here until — faster than you can say Niccollo Machiavelli — Google removed share, embed & copy from their music clips, leaving technologically-challenged mistermuse at a loss as to how to post them).

    Be that as it may, I got to thinking that if THE DONALD were a lit-wit (rather than a nitwit) who wished to appear philosophical, there must be any number of wise philosophical quotes he might plagiarize to his greater glory (or, if he were stoned, learn from). Here are some I drug up which could fill the (Duck’s) bill:

    There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed if repeated often enough. — William James, American philosopher

    Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others. –Oscar Wilde, Irish wit, poet and playwright

    Any man can be a philosopher if he only thinks enough about his own foolishness. –Edgar Watson Howe, American novelist and editor

    Philosophers have only interpreted the world. The point, however, is to change it. –Karl Marx, German philosopher, political theorist and socialist revolutionary

    If I killed everyone who was stupid, I wouldn’t have time to sleep. –Tamora Pierce, American fantasy fiction writer

    Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. –Plato, Greek philosopher

    Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. — Immanuel Kant, German philosopher

    Philosophers before Kant had a tremendous advantage over philosophers after Kant, in that they didn’t have to spend years studying Kant.  –Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, writer and social critic

    Only one philosopher in history had a perfect alibi for doing nothing, and his name was I. Kant. –Evan Esar, American humorist

     
  • mistermuse 11:56 am on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Donald Trump, leadership, letters to the editor,   

    LETTER PERFECT 

    I am one of those increasingly rare and slowly-becoming-extinct creatures who still gets the local newspaper delivered to his home each morning, usually reading it spread out on the kitchen table (the newspaper, not me) while eating breakfast. I read some parts of the paper more thoroughly than others, but usually give LETTERS TO THE EDITOR just a cursory glance….unless a letter’s heading arouses my interest and incites a reading. Today, one such heading did just that, and the letter (in response to another writer’s letter) so perfectly expressed what I feel that I want to share it with my readers:

    Yes, Trump is our leader, but we don’t follow him blindly

    Regarding the letter, “We’re all on one team with one captain and one objective” (March 28): [that writer] wrote we need to “put aside our political hatred” and follow our “captain” (President Donald Trump) in this coronavirus crisis, as [that writer] did when he played football.
    But what if your captain had never even played before and said, “I don’t believe you all need helmets. The other team is a hoax. The scorekeepers are the enemies of the people. This game will be two quarters, then we’ll get back to work. Don’t listen to my coaches. I’m a football genius.”
    Would you still follow him blindly?

    I will close here, since the letter speaks for itself. I only hope it speaks to you.

     

     

     

     
    • magickmermaid 1:58 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Loud and clear! 🙂

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    • Rivergirl 2:13 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Sometimes we get the right leader at the right time. Lincoln during the Civil War. Roosevelt in WWII. Kennedy fir the Cuban Missile Crisis.
      And then there’s Trump.
      Need I say more?
      😳

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 2:44 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent analogy.

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    • arekhill1 2:49 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Unspeakably self-centered yapping yam…sorry, just thinking out loud, Sr. Muse.

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      • mistermuse 4:26 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        The poor yapping yam obviously can’t help himself, Ricardo (except try to help himself get re-elected, which is at the bottom of everything he says and does — and I do mean “bottom”).

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    • josephurban 3:37 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      The answer to the last question. YES, many stooges will follow him blindly.

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    • obbverse 4:04 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      C’mon Muse, doncha remember Donny? He played- little league stuff- mostly on the bench due to bone spurs or something?- that big headed tight end with the tiny hands and short attention span? latest events prove he MUST have played some- there’s lots of evidence of severe concussions.

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      • mistermuse 4:34 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I’m just the messenger (not the letter-writer), but I do happen to know a bit of his boy-background because a former follower of this blog knew him then and supports him now (which is why, after I satirized Trump a few times, he is no longer a follower).

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    • annieasksyou 4:19 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Sure does (speak to me). And I wish the clever respondent had pointed out that our “captain” is certainly not acting as though we all have one objective. Therein lies part of this rolling disaster.

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      • mistermuse 4:44 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        The saddest part is that some victims of the virus have died because of Trump’s gross unfitness for office. There isn’t a doubt in my mind that Obama would’ve dealt with this a lot sooner and more effectively than Trump.

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        • annieasksyou 8:06 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink

          Not only sad—despicable and inhumane! And still fighting Schumer about the need for nationwide coordination to end FEMA bidding against the governors while profiteers jack up the prices of lifesaving equipment. Breathe in, breathe out!

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        • mistermuse 9:24 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink

          Trump’s presidency is, and has been since day one, all about HIM. The truly saddest part is that almost half of Americans either can’t see him for who he is, or don’t think what they see matters more than what they hold dear (such as anti-immigrant policies, unlimited gun rights, appointment of conservative judges, and other right-wing and evangelical priorities).

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    • restlessjo 5:56 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      He is a dangerous man. I don’t know where you found him, but I wish you’d put him back! And I am the most unpolitical of people. Stay safe over there! 🙂 🙂

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger 6:18 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Trump stinks.

      Be well. Stay safe.

      Neil S.

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      • mistermuse 7:09 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I used to think skunks stink, until Trump came along. Now I realize that skunks are mere amateurs.

        Take care, Neil.

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    • calmkate 7:24 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      sorry for the destruction he has wrecked upon your country and now so many will die … always said he stuffed you up more than enemy could and this proves it!

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    • Elizabeth 7:48 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Well he learned from Hoover I think. “Prosperity is just around the corner.” I read the paper every morning too.

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      • mistermuse 9:51 pm on April 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I would agree, except that Trump is undoubtedly one of the least well-read Presidents in history and probably doesn’t know Hoover said that (or much of anything else about Hoover, for that matter). But I’m glad to hear that you’re a newspaper reader — a hundred years from now, newspapers will probably be an all-but-forgotten curiosity, like the silent movies of a hundred years ago are today.

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    • masercot 5:07 am on April 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I couldn’t have said it better myself…

      … but, that won’t keep me from trying…

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    • mistermuse 2:48 pm on April 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      The writer of said letter will be glad to hear that. As for me, I didn’t realize how perfectly comments echo across Blog Valley, even over some distance and after some time. I hope Trump doesn’t start using this venue and sticks to Twitter (which I’m not on), as I can’t stand his comments the first time.

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    • Shruti pandey 2:10 am on April 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      The football game example? Excellent 👏

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    • Catherine Haustein 12:21 am on April 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I’ll follow science during a pandemic, thank you, letter writer. And please stay inside.

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    • barkinginthedark 6:43 pm on April 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      what a perfectly apt analogy. God, i hate this ghoul! continue…

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      • mistermuse 10:34 pm on April 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t know whether hating such a sick and pathetic creature as Trump is worth giving him more fodder as a target/victim of so-called “never Trumpers”….but who can blame Trump haters for why they hate him? I think Trump must be stood up to in no uncertain terms, but tempered by a cool head which doesn’t stoop to Trump’s level to the point of losing the high ground.

        Anyway, who am I to talk after all the potshots I’ve taken at him (but without using the “h” word).

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    • barkinginthedark 6:43 pm on April 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      P.S.And be well. continue…

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    • SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️ 3:47 pm on April 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Nice blog 💚

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    • Garfield Hug 10:25 am on April 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      👏👏👍👍

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Donald Trump, FDR, , Happy Days Are Here Again, , , Presidential campaign,   

    MISTERMUSE FOR PRESIDENT! 

    So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for President of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again.” –Donald Trump, June 16, 2015

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    That was then; this is now.

    Fringe, Morons, Countrymen, lend me your rears. I am officiously running for President of the Disunited States, because I feel like it….and who isn’t in favor of doing what they feel like? Now, we know that The Donald feels likewise, but let’s face it — he’s an asshole.

    I can hear some of you Trumplodytes saying, “He may be an asshole, but at least he’s my asshole.” Sir — or ma’am, as the base may be — I admit that you’re entitled to your own asshole, but if you don’t mind my saying so, your asshole is full of shit….and after three-plus years of the shit fitting the man, enough of him is too much (and vice versa).

    Friends, you and I both realize that, though the Dems’ heart may be in the right place, they’ve been letting the bullying GOP kick their cajones from here to South America for too long. That is why, in addition to slumming for Pres, I am announcing the formation of a new political party called The Fair And Respectful Treatment Party (or FART for short), because that’s what the American people deserve — and when I become President, they will get the FART they’re entitled to.

    It’s not going to be easy, friends. I’m getting a late start, and the dollar three twenty five I have in the bank is just enough to cover my ass until my unemployment compensation kicks in. So I’ll be counting on your support and the support of my billions of blog followers to finance my campaign. If you can’t afford to send money, other assets will be gratefully accepted so long as they pass the smell test.

    And although the Democratic party may no longer be the party of kick-ass Presidents like FDR, his campaign theme song is still just the ticket for me:

    P.S. Highest donor gets to head my campaign and handle the money (just keep it under your hat).

     
    • Notes To Ponder 12:23 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Outstanding! 🙂

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      • mistermuse 1:14 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        My first endorsement! Can more be far behind!

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        • Notes To Ponder 1:17 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink

          Well you’re going to need 65,000 people to donate to the campaign and favourable ranking in national polls to score a chair in the next televised Democrat debate. 🙂

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        • mistermuse 1:39 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink

          Details, details! The Donald doesn’t sweat the details, and he got elected. Of course, he was born with a silver spoon in one of his holes and had Putin’s help, but I have billions of followers, so “We’ll see what happens” (to borrow one of Trump’s fav pearls of faux wisdom).

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    • obbverse 1:34 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      At last! A breath of fresh air on the political front. So to speak. After the ‘great job’ -HUGE- Trump’s done, the window of opportunity has been left wide open. As it should be.

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    • calmkate 2:05 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I’d vote for you!

      trying to start WWIII was a great distraction … what happened to the impeachment???

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      • mistermuse 12:22 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Kate, obviously Trump thinks A DISTRACTION A DAY KEEPS IMPEACHMENT (and every other accountability) AWAY. And he may be right, considering that his base and GOP sycophants support him, no matter what.

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        • calmkate 6:47 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink

          I think you’ll find Murdoch and Packer will do everything possible to keep him there too!

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    • The Whitechapel Whelk 4:08 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Just like Mr Trump’s administration, I hope your campaign runs like ‘a finely-tooned machine’

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      • mistermuse 12:30 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Calling Trump “Mr” is like calling a baboon “Sir” — except that a baboon has more integrity. Nontheless, I thank you for your good wishes, because I know your fart (like mine) is in the right place.

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    • blindzanygirl 7:04 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Lol. Love the assholes. This is really funny! But I’ll vote for you!

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      • mistermuse 12:33 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, my friend. Vote early and often (or at least, often).

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        • blindzanygirl 12:52 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink

          Lol. I will have to throw my vote across the pond 😀

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        • mistermuse 9:38 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink

          I’d like to throw Trump across the pond to your country, Lorraine, but your country has enough problems without the orange dis-ass-ter landing in your midst.

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    • Rivergirl 9:09 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      You’ve got my vote.
      And besides there’s so much foul air in Washington these days they won’t even notice the difference.

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      • mistermuse 12:41 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Rg. That reminds me to be sure to call in the fumigators before I enter the White House (the rest of Washington probably won’t bother, they’re so used to the stench).

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    • masercot 9:13 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      You’ve got all three of the votes I normally cast… I’m even writing you in for a member of the Fairfax County school board…

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      • mistermuse 12:58 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        The more (votes), the merrier, I always say (beginning now).
        As for the school board, I won’t be eligible because one of my first acts as Pres will be to decree that all school boards be comprised only of students. Thus, any adult who want to run for school board will first have to go back to school. Hopefully, that will greatly reduce the number of ignoramuses running our schools.

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    • Ashley 11:12 am on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      You’ve got my vote! Do you still allow postal votes? The Fair and Respectful Treatment Party is something we could do with over here! Can you send me a copy of the manifesto?

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      • mistermuse 1:28 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Ashley. I will allow votes by any method except tweet, a means of transmission which Trump has irreparably despoiled for all eternity.

        Manifesto-wise, I have yet to put one in writing and hesitate to do so, because it could be evidence my enemies might use against me. On the other hand, it may be unavoidable — like manifesto destiny.

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    • tubularsock 1:07 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Check’s in the mail!

      And remember some POT for EVERY CHICKEN!

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    • arekhill1 1:13 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I hope you do better than I did, Sr. Muse. https://www.richardcahill.net/home/-gop-for-me-i-will-run-in-2016

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      • mistermuse 1:58 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I’m sure you would’ve won the nomination if Donald Turd hadn’t entered the race the following month, Ricardo. When I am Pres, I will appoint you to the Supreme Court so you will have the chance to confirm his guilt for this and every other dastardly deed he will be convicted of, so help me God (sorry about that, Ricardo, but I’m not an atheist….yet).

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    • Elizabeth 6:32 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Can you pick Steven Colbert as your running mate? If so, you have my vote.

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      • mistermuse 9:24 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Will CLAUDETTE COLBERT do? As you can see (40 seconds into this clip), she starred in a film called THE PHANTOM PRESIDENT, which is what I am at this point. She may be dead, but at least that will keep her from misspeaking or making any wrong moves.

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        • Elizabeth 6:50 pm on January 12, 2020 Permalink

          Good substitution. And maybe his fans will be confused enough to vote for you with her on the ticket.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 9:22 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I’d vote for you over Trump. I’d vote for a fart over Trump. At least farts don’t try to take away healthcare, they don’t try to wreck the planet, and they don’t try to start wars. We’d all be a lot happier and safer with a fart in the Whitehouse. 🙂

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    • mistermuse 9:48 pm on January 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Diana. What more can I say? Anyone who would vote for a fart over Trump obviously has her priorities in the right place.

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    • jilldennison 4:23 am on January 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Alright, sir … you have my vote, and I will even volunteer as your campaign speech writer, if you don’t already have one! I cannot send money, but as you said other assets would suffice, I am sending you 2 of our 5 kitties! One is mean as Attila the Hun and should be good for guarding you during campaign rallies. The other will warm your heart in times of trouble. I also love the name of your new party … now get out there and win some votes!

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      • mistermuse 9:52 am on January 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I plan to write my own speeches, Jill, but I thank you for the kitties because I need the support of independents, and no one is more independent-minded than cats (well, except for my wife and daughters). I think I’ll call them (the kitties, not my wife and daughters) “EX-DEMOCRATS NOW COOL DEMOCATS FOR MISTERMUSE” to inspire other Dems to join the growing FART party. I can feel a surge in the making!

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        • jilldennison 4:53 pm on January 12, 2020 Permalink

          You’re on the right track, my friend! You need to come up with a logo for your FART Party!

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        • mistermuse 7:11 pm on January 12, 2020 Permalink

          I’d use Trump’s face, but that would be promoting him and the GOP instead of FART. Besides, I’m already so sick of seeing his face, I could PUKE.

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    • mlrover 10:00 am on January 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Go for MM!!! You’ll know you’ve made it when Randy Rainbow does your parody.

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      • mistermuse 1:53 pm on January 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I say with all sincerity that such a rarity would be a model of hilarity if there’s no disparity between my parody and the temerity of R.R.’s G & S parody:

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    • barkinginthedark 6:34 pm on January 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      FDR one of my heroes flaws and all. continue…

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    • barkinginthedark 6:35 pm on January 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      P.S. i can’t wrap my head around the fact that i’ve gone from FDR to this.

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      • mistermuse 4:19 pm on January 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        If it’s any consolation, we won’t go from FDR to Trump to Mike Pence, because there’s no chance the GOP will terminate Trump’s term, with Pence taking over as Pres.

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    • barkinginthedark 4:16 am on January 25, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      too sadly true – in many many ways too numerous to list. continue…

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    • Henry Lewis 10:12 pm on February 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      You can count on my FART!

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  • mistermuse 12:04 am on October 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: autocracy, , character, Donald Trump, , megalomaniac, , , political grandstanding, shame, standards   

    AMERICA’S STOLEN AGE: A BAD ACTOR WITH NO CHARACTER 

    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).

     

     
    • leggypeggy 1:21 am on October 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      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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    • obbverse 2:48 am on October 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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

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    • calmkate 7:51 am on October 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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

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      • mistermuse 9:23 am on October 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Not ending well still beats not ending at all, where Trump’s reign is concerned….granted that the end won’t be pretty and the aftermath will be like recovering from a devastating natural disaster.

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        • calmkate 4:07 pm on October 27, 2019 Permalink

          from outside it looks like it’s permanent damage, that recovery is near impossible 😦

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    • Rivergirl 10:13 am on October 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      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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    • Elizabeth 5:33 pm on October 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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

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    • Infidel753 11:50 am on October 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      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 12:55 pm on October 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        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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    • mlrover 12:08 pm on October 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      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.

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    • mistermuse 12:38 pm on October 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      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!

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    • Marietta Rodgers 4:28 pm on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      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 6:46 pm on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        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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    • The Coastal Crone 4:29 pm on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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

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      • mistermuse 6:56 pm on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        More like a bad reality tv poisonality (sponsored by the GOP) in his effect on the country.

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  • mistermuse 12:04 am on October 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Bald Is Beautiful, , clip joint, corruption, Donald Trump, hair loss, haircut, , , Lost Horizon, , quid pro quo, , Rudy Giuliani, ,   

    BALD AND FREE — HOW CAN THAT BE? (subtitle: The Bald And The Beautiful) 

    Nothing makes a woman feel as old as watching the bald spot increase on the top of her husband’s head. –Helen Rowland

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    Oct. 7 is BALD AND FREE DAY, but personally, I’m not sure what one has to do with the other. I’m mostly bald, all right, but how free is a married man like me? Of course, I’m just kidding — my wife lets me out of my cage for an hour a week, even though I keep getting balder….and making her feel older. Maybe I shouldn’t be using that hour to get a haircut.

    HEADLONG RETREAT

    As the years go by, my barber
    Takes less and less time with my hair
    Which only serves to remind me
    That there’s less and less of it there.

    To be sure, I’m not the only one whose predicament may become a hair-raising experience:

    That gave me a headache just watching it. If only I could trust the dubious ads that involve spending my moo-lah to get to the root of the problem, I might risk springing for mo-hair….but snake oil aside, there must be a less painful way to restore a Lost Hairy zone:

    Hmm. I wonder whether that great humanit-hairian, Donald Trump, would mind parting with some of his spare hair if I could dig up some skullduggery by his political opponents? For example, much corruption has been reported in the Caribbean nation of Hairti — and it’s surely a lock that all of the Democratic Presidential contenders are involved. All I’d have to do is send my nosey friend, Fruity Giuliani, there on behalf of our Pres with a quid pro-boscis that the Pres of Hairti can’t ignore.

    On second thought, if Agent Orange went to my head, my wife might think I’m losing it along with my hair. I might as well keep to my cage, skip my weekly trip to the clip joint, and try to console myself that, after all is said and done….

    Now, if I can only convince my wife.

     
  • mistermuse 12:01 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: all or nothing, , , Donald Trump, , , liar, mad, , , , , , William Barr,   

    THINK NOTHING OF IT 

    Seeing as how July 26 is ALL OR NOTHING DAY, I realized ALL OR NOTHING is as good a subject as any to post about today. A good thing too, as the only thing that had come to mind was nothing, otherwise this post might be about something, which at this point is something I want nothing to do with, as a post about something would be worth nothing unless nothing is the something I want to post something about nothing about.

    Speaking of ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL, I subsequently came upon a dissertation by one Farouk Radwan, MSc, about all-or-nothing thinking, which may explain one way why The King of Self-Trumpeting Liars, Donald Trump, is the way he is. Unless you’re a glutton for punishment, this may be more than you want to know (and certainly more than Trump knows, or would admit if he DID know), but I can stand it if you can:

    “Narcissism is one of the causes of the all or nothing way of thinking. Being a narcissist either devalues people and considers them worthless, or thinks highly of them” [like how The Donald devalues Robert Mueller but thinks highly of his no-bargain Attorney General, William Barr?].

    Anyway — after much ado about nothing — I close with the Trump badministration’s theme song*:

    *composed in the year 1934 B.T. (Before Trump) by Cole Porter, including these oh-so-apt-today lyrics:

    The world has gone mad today
    And good’s bad today
    And black’s white today
    And day’s night today

    So ANYTHING GOES, but TRUMP STAYS? That can’t be good, or my name is Cole Porter.

     

     

     
    • calmkate 5:01 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      nailed it … reminds me of the Abbot and Costello argument about Who’s on third base …

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      • mistermuse 10:04 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Kate. For the benefit of those Who Do not know What You are referring to:

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        • Ashley 7:44 am on August 21, 2019 Permalink

          Brilliant! The Who , What and Why of Life! My day is complete!

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    • Rivergirl 7:48 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      And now England has their own Donald. What the hell is happening ?

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      • mistermuse 10:09 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        “THE WORLD HAS GONE MAD TODAY” indeed (MAD because a lot of people are mad, but not for the right reason).

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      • Ashley 7:48 am on August 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I hope you’re not refering to B.J. He’s nothing like D.T.

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        • mistermuse 12:50 pm on August 21, 2019 Permalink

          I assume you’re responding to Rivergirl’s comment. I don’t know enough about Boris Johnson to compare him to Donald Trump.

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    • scifihammy 9:14 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      hahaha You are very amusing! 😀

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      • mistermuse 10:14 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        That reminds me of this lyric (from the Noel Coward song IF LOVE WERE ALL):

        But I believe that since my life began
        The most I’ve had is just
        A talent to amuse.

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    • arekhill1 12:46 pm on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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    • America On Coffee 6:09 am on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Songs were so humble in lyrics and expressions. Sinatra looks good. He will always be a classic. I wonder why I would often confuse the Sinatras as Fondas and the Fondas as Sinatras? Hmmm..

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      • mistermuse 11:59 am on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I assume you’re referring to Frank Sinatra and Henry Fonda and their daughters Nancy and Jane. Regarding the first two. I’m ‘admirer’ of Sinatra as a singer, but fonder of Fonda as an actor. As to their daughters, I fancy Frank’s Nancy, but Jane was a pain to Henry (though they reconciled late in Henry’s life).
        Speaking of Nancy….

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    • Elizabeth 4:42 pm on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      The post where the man parodies Trump ala H.M.S, Pinafore was the best comeback to Trump madness I have ever seen.

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      • mistermuse 5:40 pm on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Absolutely agree, Elizabeth. As I replied to arekhill1 (Ricardo), who posted the comment containing that clip, it made my day. One of my readers (mirover) commented in a previous post that she is a big fan of “the man who parodies Trump” (Randy Rainbow), so I hope she ‘tunes in’ and sees the clip.

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      • literaryeyes 12:28 am on July 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I hadn’t heard of him either. His videos are spot on!

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    • moorezart 8:44 pm on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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      • mistermuse 10:14 pm on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        mistermuse: “Thank you.”
        moorezart: “THINK NOTHING OF IT”
        mistermuse: “Hey, that’s my line!”

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    • mlrover 10:56 am on July 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      This is one of Randy’s that I hadn’t seen yet. I first heard of him from a NPR interview. Randy does his own tech work, (yikes) and is nominated for an Emmy! He also tours but not close to where I live or I’d stand in line, as I did for the late Leon Redbone.

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    • mlrover 11:19 am on July 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Gilbert had such a way with lyrics and Randy makes one of the most difficult to sing into a clever version of his own. He has a wonderfully snarky way with words, like Cole Porter. One of my favor versions of What a Swell Party:

      https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=kevin+kline+well+did+you+evah&view=detail&mid=275211AB5D878698FB5F275211AB5D878698FB5F&FORM=VIRE

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      • mistermuse 2:50 pm on July 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Great clip! As a lover of language and witty words, it doesn’t get any better than Wm. S. Gilbert and Cole Porter (and let’s not forget Lorenz Hart).

        As for ANYTHING GOES (the play), my book of THE COMPLETE LYRICS OF COLE PORTER includes no less than six songs that became standards or semi-standards: I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, THERE’LL ALWAYS BE A LADY FAIR, YOU’RE THE TOP, BLOW GABRIEL BLOW, and, of course, ANYTHING GOES (the song).

        In the book’s introduction, it says “Porter wrote over eight hundred songs. More than half of his songs, however, have never been published.” It makes one wonder how many hidden gems repose among them.

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    • barkinginthedark 5:37 pm on August 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      i think a “song” must have the word “bitch” in it today. it’s a rule. continue…

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  • mistermuse 1:28 am on July 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: academese, Donald Trump, , legalese, , transparency, Trump lies, women voters   

    I COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF 

    For the short-term-memory-challenged among my readers, who may not recall every word of the posts I’ve posted in recent weeks, please allow me to refresh your appalling lack of retentive capacity by re-printing the first sentence of my second-to-last post, to wit:

    “First, I want to beg your forgiveness for forgetting to publish a post for you on July 2nd (I FORGOT DAY), for I forgot it was I FORGOT DAY….but even if I hadn’t forgotten it was I FORGOT DAY, I might have forgotten to forget what I forgot.”

    I re-print said sentence because, as a model of clarity of composition, it stands as a shining example of a category of phraseology comparable to such other tenebrous testaments to plain speaking as Legalese, Academese, and (The Man on the) Lying Trumpese — the latter not to be confused with this venerable lyrical disquisition of circus fame:

    And how, you may wonder, does my phraseologically grandiloquent limpidity compare with analogous sample specimens of the aforementioned Legalese, Academese, and Lying Trumpese? Ask, my disquisitive friends, and ye shall receive:

    As stated heretofore, the defendant’s conduct created, caused, and resulted in serious bodily harm and massive injuries, to wit: a broken and mangled left leg, lacerations to the aforementioned leg, and several broken digits on the foot attached to said leg, in witness whereof was the spouse of the injured party.

    While the required breadth of content coverage appears to have been the surprise in development of the knowledge or cognitive area, method was unquestionably the potential stumbling block of affective measurement.

    In so far as manifestations of infestation by a picayunish faunal species were evident in the residential facilities provided by the agricultural laborers, an unwillingness to occupy, utilize, or in any manner inhabit the facilities was therefore demonstrated by the aforementioned laborers.

    But the above paradigms of grandiloquent limpidity pale, of course, in comparison with such clown-simple, yet grandiosely eloquent, linguistics of Lying Trumpese as these:

    Wow, highest poll numbers in the history of the Republican Party. That includes Honest Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.

    There has never been, ever before, an Administration that’s so open and transparent.

    I have tremendous support from women.

    Right. And mistermuse has tremendous support from Trump lovers.

     

     
    • obbverse 3:03 am on July 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      H’s’ right about tremendous support from women though; There’s Melania, Ivanka, Kellyanne, Sarah,and Hope and .. and…um, and… hmmmmm?

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    • Rivergirl 8:21 am on July 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I’m to the point where I can’t anymore. I can’t watch him, I can’t listen to him, I can’t even think about him without sinking into a deep depression over the fact that almost half our country like and support him. I just can’t!

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      • mistermuse 10:31 am on July 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Believe me, R.g., I know the feeling. I can’t stand the sight of him, but even worse, the 40-45% support he has is truly depressing. If he is reelected, this country is beyond hope.

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        • Rivergirl 10:51 am on July 17, 2019 Permalink

          The first time around I was convinced he could never win. Now? I’m terrified it will happen again…

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      • mlrover 10:32 am on July 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I also despair that people can’t see how he is purposely dividing us as a nation, setting us at each other’s throats, that he excels at tearing down our Constitution and everything honorable. In doing this, he seeks to baste his ego and garner support from the rich. It’s vile, and his consorting with Putin, treasonous.

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        • Rivergirl 10:51 am on July 17, 2019 Permalink

          Agreed. We can survive the Trump administration…. but the divide he’s caused in this country will take decades to heal.

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        • mistermuse 12:55 pm on July 17, 2019 Permalink

          Start IMPEACHMENT proceedings NOW and ramp them up after Mueller testifies!

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        • mistermuse 5:33 pm on July 17, 2019 Permalink

          What can I say, mirover? Everything you said is true. Trump has truly brought to the fore America’s dirty little secret, that beneath the surface this country’s underlying ignorance, racism, gullibility and close-mindedness was alive and well in many, many millions of its citizens. .

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    • mlrover 10:33 am on July 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Your rendition of Flying Trapeze sounds like Randy Rainbow! Love that guy.

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    • arekhill1 5:17 pm on July 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      A bloviating bag of stool is our POTUS
      Misspelled Tweets are how he goads us
      He hates Dems and Hispanics
      Over Mueller he panics
      But Republicans are thinking “A+”

      In case you needed the national dilemma in limerick form, Sr. Muse.

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    • Marietta Rodgers 5:23 pm on July 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Since it is Lying Trumpese everyday, I just don’t feel like it’s that special anymore.

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      • mistermuse 10:24 pm on July 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        The only thing special about Trump is that he was apparently raised by his rich father to believe that he’s specially entitled to do what he wants whenever he wants, with no moral compass. That act has gotten both very tiresome and very dangerous.

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    • Elizabeth 3:58 pm on July 19, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Since I have lived in an interracial setting for most of my life, nothing about a significant part of the country supporting him surprises me. However, I do hate the leader of the country spouting such dangerous rhetoric.

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      • mistermuse 6:16 pm on July 19, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        The Civil War obviously didn’t end racism in America — both open and latent racism have remained embedded in our society. Under Trump, what was latent is becoming open, and what was open is becoming even more so. The implications of this for the future are apparent to those who have studied history, and had better become apparent to the rest of us, or “dangerous rhetoric” will lead this country to no-holds-barred despotism.

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    • America On Coffee 4:51 am on July 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Hahaha..cyberbrains!

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    • barkinginthedark 2:05 am on July 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      trump = schmuck.

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    • Eilidh Horder 2:46 am on August 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      My kids call him Donald Pump and delight in the fact that, anyway, Trump does, in fact, mean… Pump. I don’t see them finding a remotely more funny joke any time soon…
      I enjoyed the light listening – thank you – reminds me of my Grandad for some reason (who would have been horrified by what’s going on in the world now, but that’s something else).

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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on July 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , con man, Donald Trump, , , gullible, , , Keep Cool Fool, , , , , , , the economy, truism   

    FOOL PROOF 

    fool’s paradise, a state of contentment based on delusive or false hopes. –WEBSTER’S NEW COLLEGE DICTIONARY

    A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell! –Thomas Fuller, English churchman/historian

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    July 13 is FOOL’S PARADISE DAY. If ever there was a day to get a handle on the “state” Donald Trump adherents live in, this is that day. Other than living in a “Fool’s Paradise,” how else to account for them being oblivious to what is patently obvious: The Donald is a sick excuse for a human being (much less a President) whose lies, corrupt morality, bullying, ethical poverty, and colossal narcissism do not matter because the economy happens to be booming (“booming” to whose benefit is apparently beside the point).

    Fortunately for America, I know a few eye-opening songs to bring a “fool proof” Trump adherent to his/her senses if he/she will only give the songs’ words an ear and take them to heart….which shouldn’t be asking too much because, as we all know, Trumpies would give an arm and a leg to do the ‘right thing for their country. Left with this admonition….

    ….how can the devoted Don fan of November 2016 (having now been exposed to cool cats, and hopefully less gullible) not begin to think in terms of Don the Con Man and ask….

    Cool cat or cool fool, still believe The Donald hasn’t played you for a total sucker? Pause and consider this Trumpian truism come election day, November 3, 2020:

    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice, shame on me.

     

     
    • calmkate 3:54 am on July 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I’m very glad someone is onto him … it is truly scary and only goes from bad to worse 😦

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      • mistermuse 9:57 am on July 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately, I don’t have anywhere near the “bully” pulpit Trump has. I only wish the media would stop giving him so much of a pulpit. Why must they televise his every staged appearance and give his every inane utterance TV time? We can only hope that such over-exposure will make more and more people sick of him and result in voter backlash.

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        • calmkate 7:49 pm on July 13, 2019 Permalink

          yes considering the media feigns disgust they give him more free publicity than Princess Di ever had … and that’s saying something!
          I sincerely believe they should stonewall him eg report nothing, let him vanish in his own bile!

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    • Rivergirl 8:02 am on July 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      He’s their horse and they’ll ride him into the dirt. Switching now would force them to admit they were wrong about him.. and that’s something they just won’t do. Except Paul Ryan. Now the weasel writes a book and says how uninformed and awful Trump is. Now. When it means nothing. So brave.

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      • mistermuse 10:13 am on July 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I absolutely agree….with one caveat. Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin, which Trump narrowly won in 2016, will be a critical state in the next election. If Ryan suddenly and belatedly seeing the light convinces several thousand Wisconsin fence-sitters and independent ex-Obama voters (who turned to Trump) to do the same, it could make a difference.

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    • arekhill1 1:32 pm on July 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      If the economy burps even a little, Sr Muse, he’s toast. So default on something–it’s your patriotic duty.

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      • mistermuse 3:27 pm on July 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I’d like to default on my part of taxes that go toward paying the White House electric bill, but then Trump would probably move the Oval Office to Trump Tower or Mara Lago. Maybe I’ll just take a nap until the next election. Wake me when it’s over (or before, if Ohio looks close).

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    • Elizabeth 6:35 pm on July 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I hope the Democrats can get their act together and find a moderate alternative to Trump. Sadly I remember 1968 when McCarthy drew support away from Humphrey and we(young adults) thought Humphrey was no different from Nixon. Hate to see that repeated in 2020.

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      • mistermuse 7:17 pm on July 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re hoping for “a moderate alternative to Trump,” you’re probably pleased that Joe Biden is still the Democratic frontrunner, though not by as large a margin as before the debates. Personally, I think he is the safest bet to beat Trump because the Dems need to win back states (like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin) that Trump narrowly won in 2016, and Biden is big in Pennsylvania and stronger in the Midwest than more liberal democrats. Nonetheless, I like a lot of the Dem candidates, and while I think all of them would make a better Pres than Trump, I don’t think all of them could beat Trump — not even Bernie, because middle America isn’t ready to elect a socialist Pres, in my opinion. If you believe in the dictum “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” Biden and a few others have a leg up at this point.

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        • Elizabeth 3:49 pm on July 16, 2019 Permalink

          I am with you. But I am 72, so I am not in the majority I don’t think.

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        • mistermuse 5:00 pm on July 16, 2019 Permalink

          In the end, I think (or at least hope) that even the most liberal Dems will accept that beating Trump trumps everything else, and unite behind the Democratic nominee, even if it’s Biden. I don’t even want to think about four more years of Trump.

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    • masercot 6:07 am on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I hate Trump but I LOVE the Ink Spots… not as much as the Mills Brothers, but a lot…

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      • mistermuse 10:07 am on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I love both groups too, but since they had different styles, I hesitate to say I love one over the other….though I will say that the 1930s Mills Brothers were ‘jazzier’ than they later became, so I have a slight preference for the early Mills Bros. compared to, say, the 1950s & later Mills Bros.

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        • masercot 9:05 am on July 16, 2019 Permalink

          I think, after hearing “How’m I doin’?”, from the Mills Brothers, I was hooked… Or, maybe Tiger Rag sold it. The Ink Spots ended up in the soundtrack of a popular video game…

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    • Eliza 7:16 pm on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Fools paradise actually sounds like a fun place to live

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    • mlrover 8:50 am on July 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I used to be proud to have been born in WI, a Cheesehead through and through, but on that fateful night of the presidential election debacle of eternity, I sat with my best friend in Madison watching the returns. We stared at each other in disbelief, our state voting for a man who had no respect for, hadn’t even read the Constitution? In the end, a lot had to do with redistricting and agri big business. I have no sympathy for those immense farms now losing their shirts for backing a fool playing with world economy. Reminds me of the C. Chaplin movie with Hitler bouncing the world. The shame is that our country is tolerating and looking away from Trump’s version of Kristallnacht.

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      • mistermuse 2:28 pm on July 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I think the majority of the country stared at the election results in disbelief (remember, Trump lost the nationwide count by almost 3,000,000 votes). That’s why it will be crucial for the Dems to reclaim Wisconsin, Michigan and PA in 2020. As much as I like Elizabeth Warren, Kamela Harris and Mayor Pete, they need to show me they can win those 3 states (without losing any of the states the Dems won in 2016) to convince me that Biden isn’t the best choice to beat Trump (though, of course, it goes without saying that I would vote for any one of them over Trump in any case).

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    • Silver Screenings 2:15 pm on July 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I didn’t know there was such a thing as Fool’s Paradise Day, so I looked it up. Thanks as always for the fab music!

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      • mistermuse 2:45 pm on July 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        You’re more than welcome, SS. I collected 78 rpm records from the early years of the 20th Century to the early 1950s for over sixty years, which is why I am familiar with that “fab music” and have a good idea of what songs to look for on YouTube.

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    • moorezart 1:46 pm on July 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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  • mistermuse 12:05 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Don't call me Shirley, Donald Trump, , , INTERNATIONAL KISSING DAY, , Kim Jong Un, , , LOVER COME BACK TO ME, , ,   

    DON’T FORGET TO KISS AND MAKE UP 

    First, I want to beg your forgiveness for forgetting to publish a post for you on July 2nd (I FORGOT DAY), for I forgot it was I FORGOT DAY….but even if I hadn’t forgotten it was I FORGOT DAY,  I might have forgotten to forget what I forgot. In any case, my bad.

    If memory serves me right, friends, they say you never get a second chance to make a worst impression. But now it’s July 6th (INTERNATIONAL KISSING DAY), so let us let bygones be bygones, kiss and make up. After all, if Trump and North Korean dicktator Kim Jong Un can rise above it all on the world stage, you can see that you and I, surely, should be able to get down to a measure of serendipity on this piddling platform (albeit a bit less passionately than The Donald embracing Un). Of course, it would surely help if you….

    And just in case you forgot how Trump and Un have come to feel about each other….

    Surly friends, it’s TIME to bury the hatchet, forget that I forgot, dig our differences, and pucker up. However, since kissing can transmit 80 million microbes of bacteria in a single buss, I suggest we get off the buss and blow each other kisses electronically. Ready. Set. Blow. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    I’d blow more, but I don’t want this post to be X-rated. Besides, I want to leave space for you to return the love….

    I’m waiting.

     

     
    • calmkate 1:56 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      you clown! xxxxx

      loves his enemies who may well be lining his pockets and hates his allies …
      fighting UK for airports in 1770 .. what an insane accusation!

      Clearly demonstrates his keenness to suspend believability in order to brainwash us … maybe war with Iran isn’t enough, maybe he’d prefer to fight the Brits 😦

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      • mistermuse 7:50 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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        • calmkate 7:08 pm on July 6, 2019 Permalink

          lol very good!

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        • mistermuse 8:18 pm on July 6, 2019 Permalink

          In case you didn’t recognize the clown opposite Judy Garland, that’s Gene Kelly (in a scene from the underrated 1948 film THE PIRATE). As for BE A CLOWN, it was composed by Cole Porter, who didn’t clown around when it came to writing good songs!

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    • Rachel McAlpine 2:58 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Xxx-ish

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger 7:52 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      All is forgiven.

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    • Rivergirl 7:57 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t pick on poor Donald. His TelePrompTer died during his speech and he had to think for himself. We know that never ends well…

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      • mistermuse 8:13 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Apparently the rain prompted his TelePrompTer to quit. I’m amazed that he didn’t order Mother Nature to cease and desist (or maybe he did, but Mother Nature said Up yours, Almighty One!).

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    • masercot 9:11 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      It’s okay to bury the hatchet… but way better to bury it while your enemy is holding it…

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      • mistermuse 9:37 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        According to some Dems, Repubs aren’t the enemy, they’re just opponents. In that case, it’s better to bury the hatchet while your opponent is holding it.

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    • Elizabeth 5:12 pm on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe he is admitting his sexual preference after all these years!

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      • mistermuse 8:24 pm on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        One might think so, Elizabeth, the way he gushed his love for Kim Jong Un in that clip. But deep down, we all know that the only person Donald Trump really loves is Donald Trump.

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    • arekhill1 11:43 am on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Spent the 4th in Ensenada, Sr. Muse, practicing for my future in an entirely different country than Trump.

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    • mistermuse 12:51 pm on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Might as well seek your ‘ensalada days’ in Ensenada, Ricardo — our ‘salad days’ in America are in the past, thanks to Trump.

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    • thelonelyauthorblog 3:34 pm on July 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t worry, it’s all forgotten.

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