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  • mistermuse 4:16 pm on September 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Meghan McCain, , POTUS, , Susan Page, vote   

    A LITTLE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE 

    Last night I saw upon the stair
    A little man who wasn’t there.
    He wasn’t there again today;
    Oh, how I wish he’d go away…
    –Wm. Hughes Mearns

    I was reminded of the above (from the 1899 poem ANTIGONISH) by this opening paragraph of a column by Susan Page in USA TODAY:

    “At the [9/1/18] memorial service he had carefully planned, John McCain managed to deliver a final and defiant rebuke to the man who wasn’t there, whose name was never uttered.” In that spirit, I too will honor John McCain by not mentioning the name of the man who wasn’t there. We all (who follow the news) know the name of the man who wasn’t there, and we all know why he wasn’t there.

    Susan Page goes on to quote the following words spoken so eloquently at the service by Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Arizona Senator:

    “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”

    The little man who wasn’t there once said that John McCain was no hero. The little man who wasn’t there isn’t fit to say ANYONE is no hero, because a narcissistic, bullying, amoral coward has no standing to judge the worth of anything, much less heroism.

    “Oh, how I wish he’d go away”….but it will take more than wishes. It will take our votes. Nothing less than a resounding vote against political enablers of the President will convince Republicans that it’s in their self-interest to ‘flip.’ And make no mistake — to them, political self-interest (and living to fight another day) is everything.

     

     
    • Carmen 5:07 pm on September 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I might have told you this before, mister muse, but when I was in Australia during the summer of 2016, the news reporters on ABC routinely referred to him as ‘whats-his-name’, usually with a smirk. No one could quite believe he was actually even in the running . . . the joke didn’t last. 😦

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      • mistermuse 7:05 pm on September 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Carmen, the joke didn’t last, but The Donald is still a joke. 😦

        Btw, the poem ANTIGONISH was based on a ghost story from your neck of the woods, Antigonish, Nova Scotia…but you probably knew that.

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    • Paul Sunstone 12:55 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      There is so much wrong with that man I am ashamed he’s even a citizen, let alone a president.

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      • mistermuse 8:44 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        You got that right, Paul. I can’t stand the sight of the man.

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      • SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ 10:48 pm on September 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Indeed, Paul! And that man should take the following two quotes from Lao Tzu to heart:

        A leader is best
        When people barely know he exists
        Of a good leader, who talks little,
        When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
        They will say, “We did this ourselves.”

        ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

        All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.

        ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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    • mlrover 4:35 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I rarely agreed with McCain but always respected his dedication to service and the Constitution. There are very few left in the Republican party with his integrity. Those who rule in Congress have none. I’ve never expected politicians to be honest, but prior to this, they attempted to disguise their greed and lack of compassion for others.

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    • calmkate 7:45 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Conspicuous by his absence … but what a relief for everyone!

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      • mistermuse 8:52 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        The little man who wasn’t there wasn’t invited, but he probably wouldn’t have come anyway. He even had to be talked (by his staff) into honoring McCain by lowering the White House flag to half-staff, according to reports.

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    • masercot 8:36 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve never seen a purple cow
      I never hope to see one
      But, I can tell you anyhow
      I’d rather see than be one…

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    • Richard A Cahill 11:29 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      McCain’s biggest regret, I’m sure, was that he didn’t live to see the end of Trump’s Presidency. May we all be more fortunate.

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    • Resa 6:23 pm on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent musing!!!!!

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      • mistermuse 6:43 pm on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Resa. I wanted to write an anti-Trump post for which I didn’t have to give most of the credit to Shakespeare (TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE on Aug. 28). 🙂

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    • rivergirl1211 2:21 pm on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      To this day… I have not called him President, I just can’t force myself to say it! I do however have a large collection of alternate titles for him, none of which I shall mention here. And yes, your title says it all. He truly is a little man, in every sense of the word.

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      • mistermuse 2:39 pm on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately, we can’t vote him out of office on Nov. 6, but at least we can vote to wrest control of Congress from the GOP and make life as miserable for the little man as he is making it for us.

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        • rivergirl1211 2:41 pm on September 10, 2018 Permalink

          And I will continue to rail at every lazy American who refuses to get up off the couch and exercise their right to do so. I’m so sick of hearing “My vote doesn’t count” ! Bush beat Gore by 537 votes… wake up people!

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    • mistermuse 5:22 pm on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      In my state (and I assume in most, if not all, states), you hardly even have to get off your couch — you can vote by absentee ballot. So, you can go right back to sleep after you get off the couch, vote, and put it in your mailbox….five minutes of one’s time to make the GOP pay for selling their soul to the devil.

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  • mistermuse 6:05 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CIA, , John Brennan, Land of Nod, POTUS, , , security blanket, security clearance, ,   

    TRUMPO REVOKES MISTERMUSE’S SECURITY BLANKET 

    It is with heavy heart that I inform readers of a grave injustice almost unprecedented in the annals of grave injusticedom: MISTERMUSE HAS JUST BEEN STRIPPED OF HIS SECURITY BLANKET by the Lord and Master of the Land of Nod, Donaldo El Trumpo. Disregarding long practice whereby his predecessors first convened/consulted with top underlings in the Blanket Discharge Dept., El Trumpo acted without so much as a wink and a nod to protocol, stating the firing was necessitated by Muse’s “erratic behavior.”

    Friends, I put it to you: has anyone (with the possible exception of the President of the United States) displayed more erratic behavior in the annals of erratic behaviordom than El Trumpo? Talk about THE POTUS CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK! Granted, Mister Muse may be guilty of occasional excess tossing and turning in bed, but if Mrs. Muse isn’t complaining, on what basis does El Trumpo base his baseless blasphemy? Muse is admittedly no Rip Van Periwinkle, however that doesn’t make his restless, less-than-sound sleep, “erratic behavior” (at least, until being stripped of his security blanket, thereby making him no longer responsible for his behavior).

    In an odd coincidence, this comes on the heels of POTUS revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director, John Brennan, which provoked a protest from 12 former CIA chiefs and this stinging rebuke from retired Navy Admiral, Bill McRaven:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/revoke-my-security-clearance-too-mr-president/2018/08/16/8b149b02-a178-11e8-93e3-24d1703d2a7a_story.html?utm_term=.e5d72f2cff1e

    Friends, these are critical times for the future of the Land of Nod and the United States. Patriots of the United States have lost no time in defending John Brennan from the machinations of POTUS. Will you now rise to the defense of Mister Muse for the good of the Land of Nod? Demand that El Trumpo restore my security blanket, and you will sleep better for it….and so, rest assured, will I.

     
    • thelonelyauthorblog 6:08 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You wanna borrow my security blanket? Lol
      Amusing post

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      • mistermuse 6:39 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks — that’s the best offer I’ve had yet….but I’ll wait for other comments before I decide. 🙂

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    • Richard Cahill 7:22 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      How do I sign the petition?

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      • mistermuse 8:11 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Ricardo, If you weren’t my good buddy, I’d say “with an X” — but, given where it’s going, “with a lot of Zs” is probably more appropriate.

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    • Garfield Hug 9:00 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Aww Mistermuse…El Trumpo may have taken your security blanket but you are feisty and will not give up for the sake of the Land of Nod. Get another security blanket and remember Potus is not an immortal. There is a term expiration date. I love this post that is written with alot of humor. P.s. Glad Missus is not disturbed by your tossing and turning😃

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      • mistermuse 9:19 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, G.H. Missus sleeps like a log, so nothing short of an earthquake or chainsaw would disturb her. As for another security blanket, I’m wondering if Garfield might do just as well. Would you care to lend me yours for a ‘tryout’? 🙂

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        • Garfield Hug 3:07 am on August 18, 2018 Permalink

          Ermmm…nooooo Garfield the raggedy one is my precious security blanket. You could borrow another from my collection, but just not my fave one haha! Just for a day😁

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        • mistermuse 8:55 am on August 18, 2018 Permalink

          I appreciate your generous offer, G.H., but my wife promises to cuddle/snuggle up extra close to me to protect me from the bedbugs and other beasties that El Trumpo has threatened me with (as if having bugged the rest of my house isn’t low enough, he now proposes to bug my boudoir). How depraved can you get!!!

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    • calmkate 4:57 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      lol you need to laugh and amuse yourself … I hate to see a grown man cry!

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    • linnetmoss 5:03 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I hereby call upon El Trumpo to take away MY security blanket too! And if Agent Orange thinks that he can silence us by withholding a cuddly snooze, he is sadly mistaken. The criticism will continue until we can all sleep safely once again, with the nightmare of his Tang-colored face banished from our dreams!

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      • mistermuse 6:40 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Amen to that! Isn’t it amazing how much El Trumpo resembles POTUS — who would have thought it possible there could be two such abominations ruling our land simultaneously?
        Wake me when it’s over!

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    • D. Wallace Peach 5:17 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Everything Donaldo and his cronies do is so riddled with hypocrisy, it’s enough to make one’s head spin. I’m sorry he took your/our security blanket. Let’s hope that Americans haven’t gone completely insane and vote this guy into a straight jacket come November!

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      • mistermuse 6:58 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Amen #2 to that, Diana! I see that some Republicans are charging Democrats with wanting to take control of Congress in the November election so they can Impeach POTUS. Now, what ever gave the GOP that idea — who would want to impeach a Pres who’s not only thinks he’s above the law, but is leading this country into a moral abyss and has no scruples about doing it.

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        • D. Wallace Peach 7:35 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink

          I know. It’s shocking. Just imagine if it was a Obama acting this way. The Republicans would have impeached him on his first day in office. Did I mention hypocrisy? They’re disgraceful.

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    • masercot 6:15 am on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good luck with being oppressed and cold…

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