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  • mistermuse 12:04 am on October 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: autocracy, , character, , Make America great again, megalomaniac, , , political grandstanding, shame, standards   


    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.


    • 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!


    • 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.


  • mistermuse 1:04 pm on August 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cowards, deal with the devil, , Hamlet, , , Make America great again, , , slings and arrows,   


    To see or not to see, that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to look past
    The slings and arrows of outrageous tweets
    And excuse the lies and insults of our imperial Don,
    So long as such doth advance our noble cause
    And lead us back to the glory of righteous times,
    Devoutly to be wish’d. Ay, there’s the rub:
    For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
    Th’opressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
    The pangs of dispriz’d love, the law’s delay,
    The insolence of office, and the unworthy spurns,
    And makes us rather bear those ills we have
    Than fly to others that we know not of?
    Thus devil-deals doth make cowards of us all
    And enterprises of great pitch and moment
    Lie paraded, bare and exposed for all but us to see.

    *with appreciation, but no apologies, to Shakespeare




    • masercot 1:14 pm on August 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You spoke that trippingly on the tongue…

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    • Carmen 1:48 pm on August 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Agreed, mistermuse. His lies doth offend the nose. (If not the GOP’s)

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    • The Coastal Crone 5:19 pm on August 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I think he “doth protest too much!” Well done & no tweet needed.

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      • mistermuse 11:31 am on August 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I thank one and all for your comments, as we look forward to the day when “that’s all he (me) wrote” re a deposed Lyin’ King.


    • Richard A Cahill 4:34 pm on August 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      May he receive all the slings and arrows of misfortune he merits, Sr. Muse.

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    • restlessjo 5:49 pm on August 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I think the Bard would approve. He made a living from being forthright, while staying on the ‘right side’. 🙂 🙂

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    • Paul Sunstone 10:40 pm on August 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Not my favorite subject, the Don, these days. But well done. A very clever idea well executed.

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      • mistermuse 9:14 am on August 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Paul. I hope I have applied Shakespeare to more learned purpose than this:

        “To know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare; to see the insignificance of human learning we may study his commentators.” –William Hazlitt

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  • mistermuse 12:06 am on January 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alexander the Great, , , , , Make America great again, , , pied piper, ,   


    Great” is a great multi-purpose word which can be used in many ways: from prosaically (“Have a great day”), to pompously (Alexander the Great), to — if you follow me — pied piper-ly (“Make America great again!”).*

    *pied piper: 1. One who entices others with delusive promises. 2. An appealing but irresponsible leader. –Webster’s New College Dictionary

    In my previous post (GREAT EXPECTORATIONS), I used it playfully. I hope the great writer Charles Dickens would have approved (I hold no Great Expectations that he would have). In any case, in this post, I will play it musically. It’s gonna be a Great Day!

    If a Great Day isn’t enough, how about a Great Life?

    Or, put another way, It’s Great To Be Alive.

    Of course, it’s hard to have a great life without great leaders — men like Napoleon, Disraeli, Alexander the Great, The Pied Piper….contenders, all. But who’s the greatest?

    Sorry about that, Pied Piper. You promised pie in the sky, but Wintergreen said Let ’em Eat Cake. Looks like Pied will be paying the Piper and eating crow before all is said and done….speaking of which, I am.


    • Don Frankel 9:02 am on January 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Another great one Muse.

      Now this one doesn’t belong here musically but goodness, gracious…

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      • mistermuse 10:56 am on January 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Don. I didn’t realize this song became the title of a 1989 movie about the life of Jerry Lee Lewis. Obviously I didn’t see it, but I have seen BALL OF FIRE (1941) starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, which was a great BALL OF FIRE.

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    • arekhill1 12:22 pm on January 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Great post.

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    • markscheel1 1:24 pm on January 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hope you meant you’re at the end of the piece, and not that you’re eating crow. But, you never know, don’t be too hard on the old piper–he’s actually got the economy roaring and the market blowing the roof off. Ha. As for the previous post, I didn’t get past the title as it precipitated a coughing fit (yeah, got some kind of bug in the pipes now, but the nurse pract. tested me and said it ain’t the killer flu). Anyway, I’d sing along with some of those “great” songs, if I didn’t fear another coughing fit.


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      • mistermuse 8:43 pm on January 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        If I’m not mistaken, Mark, the economy was already on the upswing when Obama turned the reins over to The Donald. But all Presidents take credit when the economy is going good and blame their predecessor (or other factors) when the economy is bad, so what else is new? If any President deserves some credit for rescuing the economy, think back to the financial crisis that Obama inherited when he was first elected in 2008.

        Sorry about your coughing fit, but don’t blame me — blame Charles Dickens for the title that I merely tinkered with. The Republicans probably had something to do with it too. 😦

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        • markscheel1 1:40 pm on January 23, 2018 Permalink

          Hi muse,

          Well, my sources (such as John Mauldin, the financial guru) would indicate just the opposite. Bush had begun remedial efforts in the last months of his term when he saw the normal and natural downswing in the economic cycle and when Obama got in he instituted policies that were focused on “social justice,” not economic prosperity, and we thus fell into a full recession and continued to lag behind throughout his two terms. When Trump got in, economic optimism began to prevail and as he removed hamstringing regulations and got the tax cut, things began to really take off. So, pick your poison. Where do we go for actual facts today? The major media has surrendered all credibility. I made friends recently with a distinguished Jewish journalist who is an avid Trump supporter. She has written in detail of the accomplishments of his administration in the first year (in spite of everybody working against him) that are never discussed by the big media outlets. And it’s amazing and most encouraging. We have to distinguish between the man and the agenda. While one may dislike the man, the agenda has many positives, if properly understood (and most liberals refuse to properly understand anything, opting instead to run completely on emotion–IMHO). Of course, if one supports a communist philosophy, one will hate the agenda too. But note where that leads–to wit, the breakdown of the socialized medical system in the UK right now with the flu epidemic.

          Yes, the “establishment” Republicans do precipitate fits on my part at times, why not coughing spasms too? LOL Now, do you see why I’m opting to quit writing about politics today on my blog and go back to times and places that make sense? Thanks for sticking with me.



    • Madame Vintage 3:00 pm on January 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I would protest as i am sure many will, that Donald Trump can make anything ‘good’ in America let alone great so let me put that in the shadows of pretence. Moving along this is indeed a great post with a great set of tunes.

      Sincerely Sonea

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    • mistermuse 4:09 pm on January 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Well, Trump is certainly great at turning aside questions about his behavior and trying to divert attention elsewhere. America once suffered through the Great Depression; now we’re going through the Great Diversion.

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    • Silver Screenings 11:08 am on January 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      A wonderful selection of music! A perfect way to start the day. Thanks!

      Liked by 2 people

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