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  • mistermuse 12:04 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Franklin D. Roosevelt, , , Mitch McConnell, , , ,   

    IF I WERE A MITCH MAN 

    Remember this song from “Fiddler On The Roof?” —

    I bring this up because IF I WERE A RICH MAN made me think of U.S. Senate Majority Leader MITCH McConnell and wonder if there’s a satirical song substituting the word “Mitch” for “Rich” in the song title? So I did a Google, and though the search for IF I WERE A MITCH MAN led nowhere, I did find this:

    Sorry about that. There must be a better song (or at least, a less depressing one) with a politician’s name in the title. In fact, I happen to know of a few such songs, and if I were a pitch man, here’s one I could plug to lead you out of Mitch depression:

    Remember that, as FDR said, we have nothing to fear but fear itself (except, of course, the fear that The Donald could be re-elected). Hence I elect to sing the praises of my candidate to oppose Trump….

    Yes, The Donald will soon find that he has met his match, man. The Wintergreen of his discontent fast approaches. Eat your hearts(?) out, Donald and Mitch man.

     

     
    • blindzanygirl 12:30 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Lol I think that the Donald man is with us at the moment (unless he sneaked back to the U.S. without me noticing! He wants to take over our National Health Service by all accounts. Oh well…..it can‚Äôt be much worse than it is already!

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      • mistermuse 1:27 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Believe me, just when you think it can’t get worse, The Donald finds a way. He’s a bottomless pit of the pits.

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    • calmkate 12:40 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Dream on … if you follow the world trend the same psychopath will be returned with a sliding majority ūüė¶ ūüė¶ ūüė¶

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      • mistermuse 1:35 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t know about a sliding majority, Kate, but I grant you that he’s as slippery as they come. There hasn’t been a single day of his Presidency when his approval rating has reached 50%, but he won the Presidency with less than 50% of the vote, so it’s possible he could pull it off again.

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    • arekhill1 2:16 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Mitch is sitting at 19% popularity in Kentucky, Sr. Muse. With any luck they’ll both be gone by 2021.

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      • mistermuse 8:50 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        With any luck AND an honest election, they’ll both be gone….but Trump wouldn’t have won the White House in 2016 in the first place with an honest election. As for Mitch, who would’ve believed he’d become so unpopular in his own state since Trump became Pres? Kentucky’s Republican governor is unpopular too, so hopefully the Bluegrass state has turned from red to blue politically.

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    • obbverse 3:57 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Nice wordplay again. As for Don ‘He can sing, he can dance, Oh, you bet he can, But don’t give a second chance to Don the flim flam man’ Sorry. But then he’s one sorry President.

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      • mistermuse 8:54 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        He’s “one sorry President” alright, but we need more Trump voters to be sorry they elected him.

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    • equipsblog 10:20 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Love this post. So far the only accolade that the Donald has not yet given himself is the “Most Humble.” Still waiting for that bit of self-aggrandizement.

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      • mistermuse 11:34 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        How this clown could con so many millions into voting for him would be unbelievable if history didn’t prove time and again how easily gullible people can be led to follow any pied piper who can con-vince them he’s their savior.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger 10:22 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Trump and anyone who likes or supports him are bottom dwellers. They are enemies of democracy.

      Neil Scheinin

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      • mistermuse 11:48 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        To call them “bottom dwellers” and “enemies of democracy” may be either over the top, or giving them too much credit, depending on your point of view. I think many of them (other than Trump & his ‘partners in crime’) are just plain ignorant.

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    • Elizabeth 4:26 pm on June 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I especially loved the animation of Mitch as a running turtle. That is faster than he has ever moved in real life.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 3:26 pm on June 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      You need to search out a song about hypocrisy because that man takes top honors in that department. What a horrible person.

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      • mistermuse 3:59 pm on June 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Since Trump became Pres, Mitch & friends no longer even bother to try to deny their hypocrisy — they bask in it. Hopefully he and The Donald will go down in flames in the 2020 election, and then maybe he’ll realize….

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    • blindzanygirl 3:43 pm on June 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I absolutely LOVE that song. And the Donald has recently been here, in our country. And he is soon to be joined by The Botis methinks! Hmmmmm. Interesting times!

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      • mistermuse 7:16 pm on June 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I hope the stench from his visit to your country has worn off by now. Unfortunately, he wasn’t gone long enough from the US for the stench to wear off here.

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        • blindzanygirl 7:24 pm on June 13, 2019 Permalink

          He went to Ireland and took it there!

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    • Silver Screenings 11:13 pm on June 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I know this misses the point of your post, but any day with Ella Fitzgerald is a grand day. Thanks for sharing that song ‚Äď it’s another one I hadn’t heard before.

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      • mistermuse 11:40 pm on June 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I hear you, SS….and because of your comment, I will start to work on publishing a June 15 (the date of her death in 1996) remembrance of her passing (including a few more songs you probably haven’t heard before). Thanks for the ‘inspiration’ for my next post!

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    • renxkyoko 1:20 am on June 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I hope I wouldn’t feel again what I felt in 2016…. I was catatonic for about a month, or up until the swearing in.

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  • mistermuse 10:46 am on January 8, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, , , Mitch McConnell, ,   

    I LOVE IT!!! 

    Have you seen this “scandalous” video? (It may take a few seconds to appear):

    As they used to say
    back in the day,
    What is this world coming to….anyway?

    WELL! All I can say is….

    “Anyway” is here and now, baby.

    You go, girl!

    Get used to it, Troglodytes!

    Get a life, Pruneface (Mitch) McConnell!

    Up yours, Donald Trump!

     

     
  • mistermuse 12:57 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: awards, draining the swamp, Dumbo, , , , , keister, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, , , , Sarah Huckabee Sanders, , , WASP   

    I BE NOMINATED FOR THE KIESTER AWARD! 

    Friends, I am proud,¬†humbled¬†and honored to tell you that I (will) be nominated for the Kiester Award¬†for blogging (over, above and beyond the call of duty, no less). Yes, friends, I foresee that you will see fit, after reading this, not¬†only¬†to get off (or on)¬†your kiester, as the case-ster may be,¬†to nominate me….but¬†also to¬†kick yourself in the kiester for not doing¬†so before.¬†So, though your awakening may be in arrears, it¬†is appreciated.

    But I’m conflicted, friends.¬†It’s not that I’m¬†ungrateful for the¬†Kiester that you¬†are aching¬†to bestow upon me; however, there are others much more deserving. I would therefore caution you to control yourselves, because¬†worthy as I may be,¬†it’s only right (wing) that¬†you should nominate¬†someone with¬†far superior qualities, such as:

    THE¬†DONALD¬†— aka The Orange (T)error. America’s bully boy¬†and wall nut¬†who¬†is able to¬†leap (t)all Republicans in a single bound and make them kiss his ass in a single tweet. Drains swamps by filling them in with b.s. Loves everyone (who loves him), but¬†retains Godfather complex¬†(for those who don’t).

    THE MIKESTER — aka¬†Straightarrow Mike. Joined to The Donald at the hip while being the least hip VP in American hipstery.¬†Even a¬†dog couldn’t be more loyal.¬†Leading contender for the Cardboard Poodle award.

    THE MITCH-ELAINE MAN — aka Monotone Mitch.¬†The Blue Grass State’s gift horse¬†to the U.S. Senate. Was once caught smiling, and vowed never to smile again.¬†Doesn’t parrot The Donald as much¬†as¬†The Mikester, but¬†is nonetheless for the birds. Married to Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation in the horse’s ass administration.

    THE HUCKABEE WASP — aka Sarah the married¬†Spinstirrer. White House Press Secretary and daughter of¬†White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Christian Minister and¬†former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee. Read her lips. She may not be a dummy, but¬†The Donald’s got her back (or¬†is it the other way around?).

    DUMBO THE UGLY¬†ELEPHANT — aka The GOP. It’s¬†the body¬†the Republican Party has become since The Donald took¬†power,¬†as¬†Ronald Reagan turned over in his grave. Who knew Ronnie’s reign as President¬†would¬†one day¬†turn out to be, not only¬†The Good Old Days of fond memory, but the elephant in the room, the ghost of civility past?

    In closing, friends, a few of you may think I misspelled Keister, but in my dictionary, Kiester is also acceptable. Spelling can be like pronunciation:

     
    • Carmen 1:25 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      All this time I thought it was Christer ‚ÄĒ as in, Holy Christer. . . I‚Äôve got a few of them around here today. . And it‚Äôs raining. . . ūüė¶

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      • mistermuse 3:25 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        According to the Urban Dictionary, Christer is a popular name among religious fanatics, TV ministers and do-gooders, so I’m guessing you’ve had a drought and you invited them to pray for rain. Saints be praised, you had a conversion, and this is your reward! Now all you have to worry about is the coming flood! ūüė¶

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        • Carmen 6:25 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink

          I was referring to my grandchildren. . . big grin. ..

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    • arekhill1 2:39 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Assholes all, Sr Muse. A spot-on analysis.

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      • mistermuse 3:40 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Ricardo. There’s lots more where they came from, but I can only fit so many a-holes on one po(s)t.

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    • BroadBlogs 3:34 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats!

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    • mlrover 3:38 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      “The Orange (T)error. America‚Äôs bully boy and wall nut who is able to leap (t)all Republicans in a single bound” is a hoot. The Stump is so disgusting that some ask who we’d have to laugh at when he’s gone. He’s become so revolting he’s just sad (and dangerous) while making our country a laughingstock in the eyes of the rest of the world. The majority of the Republican Party isn’t much better. Clever posting and loved the Astair/Rogers clip, one that was done in more than one take. Rare for them. Astair usually insisted on single, seamless takes.

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      • mistermuse 3:52 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. I think the reason Astaire/Rogers seldom needed multiple takes was that he was such a stickler for rehearsing over and over again until they achieved perfection (or as close to it as humanly possible) that by the time it came to shoot a scene, one take was all that was necessary.

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        • mlrover 4:43 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink

          I thought I heard Rogers talking about the one take thing, but it was long ago so I could have it mixed up.

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    • calmkate 6:36 pm on August 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Fortunately I don’t know most of these nominees but I sincerely appreciate your wordsmith skills in aptly describing them … so I feel compelled to give my vote to the queen

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      • mistermuse 12:29 am on August 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Just for the record, the other nominees (besides Trump) are Mike Pence, President in charge of Vice; Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader in charge of blocking Supreme Court nominees of Democrat Presidents and confirming Supreme Court nominees of Republican Presidents; Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary in charge of explaining what Trump means by what he says and tweets; and the GOP, the political party in charge of sitting on their assumptions while their President runs the country like a raving egomaniac.

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        • calmkate 2:37 am on August 10, 2018 Permalink

          oh he is a ridiculous dictator .. does what he wishes and still has support … from over here it looks like your whole country has gone insane ūüė¶

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on February 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Charles de Gaulle, , falsehoods, golf, , , , Julie Andrews, , , LOVE IS WHERE YOU FIND IT, Michelangelo, Mitch McConnell, , , , ,   

    02/20 VISION 

    In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?¬†–Charles de Gaulle

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    Indeed.¬†¬†Where¬†else¬†but in my¬†solitude¬†can equilibrium’s vision be sought (much less found),¬†if¬†the following¬†selection of¬†February 20¬†events from “confronted History” is representative¬†of “the tumult of men and events”:

    1513 Pope Julius II (aka The Fearsome Pope and The Warrior Pope)¬†died and was laid to rest in a¬†huge tomb sculptured by Michelangelo [In those days, Catholic artists regarded such Popes as ‘Patron’ Saints]¬†

    1839 U.S. Congress prohibits dueling in the District of Columbia [What a bad idea this turned out to be, given that since then, no one in D.C. has had a clue how to better resolve differences]

    1907 President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act which excluded “idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, and¬†insane¬† persons” from being admitted to the U.S. [Unfortunately, there has¬†not been¬†a comparable¬†act excluding such persons from becoming politicians]

    1909 F.T. Marinetti, Italian poet, published the first Futurist Manifesto in¬†the Paris newspaper Le Figaro and in Venice, including the statement “We want to glorify war – the only cure for the world.” [Evidently a utopian exception to “The cure is worse than the disease”]

    1927 Golfers in South Carolina were arrested for violating the Sabbath [Talk about playing a-round!]  

    1933 Congress completed action on an amendment to repeal Prohibition in the U.S. [and “I’ll drink to that!” rang out across the land]

    1942 Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Majority Leader, was born [Coincidentally, the cartoon character Pruneface premiered (in a Dick Tracy comic strip) the same year]

    1996 Gangsta rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg acquitted of murder in 1993 shooting of alleged gang member [Draw your own conclusions]

    2002¬†The Pentagon stated that¬†its¬†recently created¬†“Office of Strategic Influence” would not spread falsehoods in the media to advance U.S. war goals. Office was¬†shut down six days later (Feb. 26) [Apparently the bummed¬†guy in this¬†snapshot¬†was the last to¬†get the message]:

    Love’s labor lost. Lament¬†in SOLITUDE. But despair not. It seems that Love, like the passions and madness¬†of¬†history,¬†is¬†where you¬†— and a buoyantly young Julie Andrews —¬†find it. So¬†don’t be [Venetian] blind, it’s/all around you/everywhere.

     

     

     
    • scifihammy 5:45 am on February 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Very funny! ūüôā
      And what a lovely old recording of Julie Andrews. ūüôā

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    • arekhill1 10:29 am on February 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      For the foreseeable future, Sr, Muse, despite my wish to honor Snoop Dogg and the repeal of Prohibition, February 20th will be Not My President’s Day over here.

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      • mistermuse 11:28 am on February 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Actually, I think all (not just two) of the enumerated events which occurred in history on Feb. 20 are too sacred to profane by celebrating President’s Day on the same day. But not to worry — I expect The Donald to prevail upon Congress to move President’s Day to June 14 (his birthday).

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    • BroadBlogs 5:22 pm on February 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Indeed!!!

      “1907 President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act which excluded ‚Äúidiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, and insane persons‚ÄĚ from being admitted to the U.S. [Unfortunately, there has not been a comparable act excluding such persons from becoming politicians]”

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    • Don Frankel 9:40 am on February 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      As they would say on Game of Thrones Feb 20th was “a day of days”. I think that’s what they say. But I do feel for the guy who got fired there. I was a government employee and trust me no one cared and then you realize it.

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    • mistermuse 2:43 pm on February 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Don, I have no doubt that you could pick any day of the year at random, and that date in history would yield similar “bummer” examples — many even worse than Feb. 20 (by the same token, any date would have many examples of beneficial feats — not to mention hands and other body parts). I guess that helps explain what makes the world go ’round, and why the spin makes us dizzy.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 2:49 pm on February 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I love your wry commentary, despite how depressing some of it is. ūüôā

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