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

    JUST SAY THE WORD 

    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.

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        • 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.

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    • 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! 🙂

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    • 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!

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    • 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 2:13 pm on December 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Christmas giving, , , , humbug, ,   

    DEC. 21 IS HUMBUG DAY – BAH! HUMBUG! 

    Let misanthrope Ebenezer Scrooge fend off Christmas giving for all he’s worth — for my money, the humbug that refuses to be set aside and saved for another time is old age. This is not to shortchange fate’s other humbugs (such as incurable diseases and pompous politicians) — old age is like a bad penny: once one aproaches one’s November-December years, it won’t stay away, no matter how august one feels.

    Having resigned myself to that venerable state of longevity,
    I now find myself amenable to stating my stages with levity:

    First, you forget names.
    Then, you forget faces (& toil to let out feces).
    Next, you forget to pull up your zipper.
    Last, you forget to pull it down.

    At age 4, success is….not peeing in your pants.
    At age 12, success is…having friends.
    At age 16, success is…having a driver’s license.
    At age 19, success is…having sex.
    At age 40, success is…making a lot of money.
    At age 50, success is…making a lot of money.
    At age 65. success is…having sex.
    At age 78, success is…having a driver’s license.
    At age 80, success is…having friends.
    At age 84, success is…not peeing in your pants.

    The trouble with old age is there’s not much future in it.

    An old person is someone who is ten years older than you are.

    You know you’re getting old if…
    …5 a.m. is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
    …you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
    …you give up all your bad habits and you still don’t feel good.
    …you sink your teeth into a steak, and they stay there.
    … you wake up looking like your driver’s license picture (unless you’ve always woken up looking like your driver’s license picture).
    …you can’t remember how you were going to end this post, so you end it like this.

     

     

     
    • scifihammy 3:12 pm on December 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Very funny post 🙂

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    • mistermuse 5:02 pm on December 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks. May you still think it’s funny when you reach my age!

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    • Michaeline Montezinos 5:14 pm on December 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Humorous post. Loved the poem. I think I may never get that old, mistermuse. No one can guess my age. I stiil have a full head of hair and my face has no wrinkles, Unless I am laughing or frowning. People say I look ten years younger than I actually am.

      This condition helped me win a lot of prizes for my baby girl at local fairs. Recall the “guess your weight or age” guy? After two trips there, he glared at me. probably thinking “I hope she doesn’t come around here again.” I didn’t want him to give me all his silly stuffed animals. Anyway, my girl liked the fake snake the best.

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    • mistermuse 5:43 pm on December 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      It certainly is alright, Michaeline — have a good night as well!

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    • ladysighs 8:35 am on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I am reading this on Dec 22 and it is still funny. Love it!

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      • mistermuse 1:30 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, ladysighs. Ham that I am, I like to go back and re-read my posts myself. Unfortunately, I don’t always like ’em as much the second time around, but in this case, I think the “good until” date may even last through tomorrow.

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    • Don Frankel 8:36 am on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      When it comes to old age who else to quote but Casey Stengel. “They examined all my organs. Some of them are quite remarkable and some not so good. A lot of museums are bidding for them.”

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    • mistermuse 1:41 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Another “old age authority,” George Burns, said when he was 98, “It’s good to be here. At my age, it’s good to be anywhere.”

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    • arekhill1 1:51 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      To which I would add my own observation, which is that being the oldest person in any state, nation or the world is that location’s most celebrated temp job.

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    • mistermuse 4:19 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      They always ask the oldest person anywhere, “To what do you attribute your living so long?” Fortunately(?), I don’t expect to live so long that I need to start worrying how I’d answer that question.

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      • Michaeline Montezinos 5:36 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Mistermuse, I will excuse that comment about “not living so long.” Could it be that Humbug Day influenced you to get the blues (and I don’t mean the musical kind.) You better shape up or I will not be happy this Christmas or New Year. Not having to worry about your defeatist attitude would make my day. Cheer up or have a glass of cheer and please put a smile on your wonderful face. Do it for me, okay?

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    • mistermuse 8:16 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Far be it from me to cause you to be unhappy for Christmas, Michaeline. I still don’t expect to ever be the oldest person in town, but how about second oldest – that should still put me over 100, and make your day.

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    • barkinginthedark 5:05 pm on January 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      ‘o gawd…so true. continue…

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